Imagine lighting up a Montecristo No 2 with all of it's leather, chocolate and dark coffee. Now cut the intensity in half and that will be the beginning of a Montecristo A with the same flavour profile but just not as intense. The first half will deliver smooth and light flavours of nuts and wood which are very pleasant, but halfway through you'll start to detect an intensity slowly building until you find yourself, to some degree, being reminded of the Montecristo 2, the Edmundo and the No 4's, but in a much larger format.
This is a big cigar that requires a big commitment, you'll need two hours plus to enjoy and finish this Gran Corona with it's 47 ring gauge and 9.25 inches of Cuba's finest tobacco leaves. Being that this is a cigar of large dimension, it probably won't be an everyday affair but one that will be truly memorable and worth every penny spent.