Rafael Gonzalez Perlas - 25 cigars

Rafael Gonzalez 200004

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Quick Overview

The Rafael Gonzalez Perlas is a Cuban beauty, a medium-full bodied Petit Corona, 4" (102mm) long, of 40 ring gauge, and comes in a 25 cigars box. One of the most recent cigars of the Rafael Gonzalez lineup, (released in 2011), and is a pretty short smoke, perfect for a morning break. Its construction is great; it's perfectly rolled and feels nice between the fingers. It smokes beautifully, rather slowly and has a nice creamy profile but also develops some powerful woody aromas. There are also some creamy aromas, some coffee, some spices from pepper and some berries touches. The finish is long, with vanilla and some floral aftertaste. Overall, it is a great little smoke that can age very well and evolve into an even more mellow profile.

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Rafael Gonzalez Perlas - 25 cigars [4.0" x 40]

The Rafael Gonzalez Perlas is an exquisite medium to full cigar that deserves more fame.

  • • Pretty complex cigar, with powerful woody flavors, coffee, pepper and delicious fruits.
  • • Despite its young age, this cigar has a great ageing potential.

This cigar is simply a great everyday smoke.


The Rafael Gonzalez Perlas - 25 cigars comes in a dress box with Habanos Packing Code CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25


Length: 102 mm

Diameter: 15.87 mm

Ring gauge: 40

Shape: Petit Corona


The cigar is looking great and inviting. The wrapper has a nice dark color, a Colorado Maduro. There is a slight sheen of oil on the wrapper, it is also very smooth. Just couples of veins are visible. The cigar is pretty firm between the fingers.

Smoking Notes:

Before lighting up

The wrapper smells of musk, barnyard. There is also some sweetness from toasted nuts and floral notes.

Burn/ Draw

Once cut, the draw is good, just a bit on the tight side. The draw at cold tastes of typical Habano mild tobacco. Upon lighting up the cigar, the first flavors to reach the palate are of dark coffee, dark chocolate, toasted tobacco. There is also some roasted hazelnuts, and floral notes, of roses and orchids. Great start, very delicious. The cigar is light to medium body for now. The burn line is a bit wavy, but will correct itself. The ashes are gray and holding on very well.

Initial third:

The first third of the cigar is mostly woody, smoky oak. There is also a lot of tobacco, some barnyard notes, and slight notes of white pepper. Here and there, the floral notes are more noticeable, alongside with some fruit notes, and notes of leather. Overall, the first third is medium to full range in terms of strength.

Middle third:

In the middle third, the dominant flavors are still of wood and black coffee. The toasted tobacco is also still present, as well as the white pepper. However, the fruit touch fades away, but some hint of vanilla and sweet milk are noticeable. The body and the flavor of the cigar are still in the medium range.

Final third:

In the final third, the flavor profile doesn't evolve much from the previous third, still a lot of wood, and coffee. However, there are also some beautiful herbal notes from times to times, also some spices, black pepper mostly, some toast like aromas. The fruitiness makes a comeback, with some berries and plums. The cigar is still oscillating between medium and full body. There are also a lot of smoky notes of burnt coffee, smoked wood, a bit of tar and earthiness.

In summary, it is a great little smoke. Despite its young age, it is delicious and has a good potential for ageing.

Smoking time:

25 – 40 Minutes

Additional Information

Brand Rafael Gonzalez
Box of 25
Length 4.0 inches (102 mm)
Ring Gauge 40
Shape Petit Corona
Strength Medium - Full
Packing Code CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25


Ideal object , 6/7/2021
Dense, smooth, attractive flavor
Rafael. Gonzales Perlas , 4/13/2021
By Lawrence
I really hate to post this due to now everyone who didn’t know will know . Just got these little gems in wow ! Awesome stick way under valued , medium/full strength , complex taste , if you don’t have in your humidor do yourself a favor ! They are great , will order much more boxes if the don’t get to pricey in the future !
Remarkable little. , 1/13/2020
By Huáscar
Remarkable little.
Best cigar for everyday life !! smoked fast after a coffee or lunch ...
Medium fortress cigar with striking flavors of coffee, tobacco.
And a beautiful and creamy smoke.
This one will not miss in my office ....
Nice small cigar , 6/12/2016
By Tseng
This is a small size cigar but with very rich flavor.
Some cedar , some leather and some baked beans.
Very nice experience for this cigar.
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