Our Score (2.5 / 5)


  • RH – 70% for 8 Weeks
  • MSRP – $10.01
  • Smoke Time – 40 Minutes
  • Wrapper – Connecticut Broadleaf
  • Binder – Brazilian Mata Fina
  • Filler – Nicaraguan & Honduran
  • Length – 4.25
  • Ring Gauge – 46
  • Vitola – Petit Corona
  • Release Date – August 2018

Initial Reactions and Appearance

The wrapper on Liga Privada No. 9 Petit Corona is very dark, and there are no major veins running through. I did notice a couple of spots on the wrapper about a third of the way up from the foot. Aside from a little bit of earthiness, there isn’t a distinct smell to Liga Privada No. 9 Petit Corona. The unlit draw is also a little bland, earthy, and bitter.

First Third

The initial puffs of Liga Privada No. 9 Petit Corona provide a smooth leather taste along with some pepper on the retrohale. Some subtle wood notes appear as well. The smoke leaves a very leathery taste in the mouth, and the draw seems to be pretty good. My cigar did canoe after a couple of minutes, but it could have been a result of me lighting it poorly. Halfway through the first third, a little sweetness appears to join the pepper on the retro. This thing hits the tip of your tongue with a lot of spice on each exhale. The burn on Liga Privada No. 9 Petit Corona is super funky, and I had to fix some canoeing again at the end of the first third.

Second Third

A lot of flavors from the first third carry over into the second, but the wood notes seem a bit stronger. The intense spice from before also appears to have subsided. A very subtle hint of saltiness appears, but the pepper on the retro is still in full-force. The burn issues have gone away, and the ash holds well to about an inch before needing to tap it off.

Final Third

The spiciness returns, and the nicotine is definitely present in Liga Privada No. 9 Petit Corona’s final third. The sweetness has faded into the background while the leather and wood notes are still right up front.

Would I Smoke Liga Privada No. 9 Petit Corona Again?

No. One stick had minor burn issues and the other was plagued with it as well. The flavors were all pleasant, but it’s not a super complex cigar. There are so many other great cigars at this price point, so I probably wouldn’t recommend Liga Privada No. 9 Petit Corona.

 

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