Rafael Gonzalez Petit Coronas - 25 cigars

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Quick Overview

The Rafael Gonzalez Petit Corona is a Habanos delight, a light bodied Mareva, 5.1” (129mm) long, of 42 ring gauge, and comes in a 25 cigars box. This is a very mild cigar, however very rich in flavors with an excellent construction. Produced in limited amounts, this cigar has all the more consistency in quality. It is a perfect small cigar for a morning break or a lazy afternoon. If you have a chance to get your hands on it, do not miss it.

Rafael Gonzalez Petit Coronas - 25 cigars

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Rafael Gonzalez Petit Coronas - 25 cigars [5.1" x 42]

Mild cigar with an amazing construction.

  • • Its richness and balance of flavors reveal its excellent quality .
  • • A cigar that can be enjoyed young or aged.

A relatively unknown cigar that shouldn’t be missed by any Habano aficionado.


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


Length: 129 mm

Diameter: 16.67 mm

Ring Gauge: 42

Shape: Mareva


The Rafael Gonzalez Petit Corona looks just perfect, with a delicate box-press touch. It has a relatively oily medium to dark brown colored wrapper. Few veins can be spotted on the wrapper, but they are not too obvious. The squeeze test reveals a quite firm cigar, just enough. At cold, it smells of breakfast cereal and of sweet grapes.

Smoking Notes:

Before lighting up

The cold draw gives lots of woody and cedar aromas, coupled with some of coffee with milk and again some raisins. The Rafael Gonzalez Petit Coronas seems to be a reminder of the Montecristo No.4 or the Juan Lopez Corona. There are also some subtle hints of chocolate.

Burn/ Draw

After cutting the cap, the draw is slightly firm, just enough resistance. All through the cigar, the draw stays as close to perfect as can be. Even if not always burning evenly, it self-corrects with few puffs on the fire. The ash can therefore build up solidly to a very dark gray. The smoke itself has a very pleasant scent.

Initial third:

When torching the foot of the cigar amazing aromas of chocolate, burnt cedar and of some sweetness float to my nose. Unsurprisingly, the first puffs reveal a dominance of cedar, with some spicy notes on the back of the throat, but nothing too harsh. The smoke is very mild, not quite a medium strength. Woodiness aside, there is also lots of richness in flavors in the first third of the Rafael Gonzalez Petit Corona, that of freshly baked bread, a nice sweet raisin taste, reminder of a San Cristobal El Principe. There are also some hints of leather that linger on the palate. It is a very smooth and elegant smoke, just few amount of dryness and bitterness of wood and strong cocoa round up the whole flavors.

Middle third:

When arriving towards the second third, the Rafael Gonzalez Petit Corona reveals its amazing construction. All the flavors are working beautifully together, each one balancing the other one. One could say this is like having a Montecristo No.4 and a Sancho Panza Non Plus rolled together into one cigar. The sweetness of the chocolate and raisins is balanced with the sourness of smoked wood and of unsweetened cream. If we have to pick a flavor that stands out during this third, we can say that a deep tobacco flavor is predominant, coupled with a nice pepper pinch on the back of the palate. There are also some flowery hints that bring a sweet note of honey. What this cigar shows in this middle third is just a glimpse of what it can deliver once it has aged several years. There is so much control in term of balance of flavors that I can hardly wait to try a more aged Rafael Gonzalez Petit Corona.

Final third:

In the last third of the cigar, the flavors profile is similar to the one we enjoyed in the middle third. Charred wood is still very present, as well as toasted bread. Approaching the very end of the cigar, the strength and the spiciness went up a notch, the cigar becoming medium. Nothing too much though, just emphasizing what this cigar has best to offer.

In summary, the Rafael Gonzalez Petit Corona is a way-too overlooked cigar. For this relative affordable price, you can get a perfectly constructed Habano, which is graceful, rich and endowed with its own character. It is also a cigar that as a great potential for aging.

Smoking time:

45 - 60 Minutes

Additional Information

Brand Rafael Gonzalez
Box of 25
Length 5.1 inches (129mm)
Ring Gauge 42
Shape Petit Corona
Strength Light
Packing Code CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25


The description is accurate… , 10/2/2021
By Haggis
I wish that I had more. The box I received was already 4+ years old, so that May have something to do with how well they smoked. It is light, it is floral, it is creamy, it is nutty, it is delightful. When you want a Milder Cuban cigar with some excellent changes as you smoke it this one won’t disappoint.
Rafael Gonzalez Petit Coronas , 1/14/2019
By Daniel
I have purchased these cigars, so far I smoke them in the morning when I travel from job site to job site. I enjoy the flavor it is light to medium strength perfect during the day with a cup of coffee. I keep them in the Humidor.The longer I age them the stronger they get. Good smoke.
Good light Cuban Cigar , 10/8/2018
By Douglas
I am now halfway through a box with a date code of Jun 15 and a factory code of RAE. I smoked 10 cigars in the first 7 months and let the rest age in a humidor for another year were a few cigars have developed a nice plume.

The Rafael Gonzalez Petit Corona has excellent construction as the burn/ash have been consistent for the full 60 minute smoke. The strength has been mild+ with a pleasant tobacco flavor and no spiciness. They are not nearly as strong as a Bolivar or Punch, not spicy like a Montecristo, with better construction than H. Upmann or RyJ and at a bargain price. I ordered 2 more boxes which I will let age for at least 1 more year.
Excellent Sleeper , 3/21/2016
By Gray Guy
The terms "under-rated" and "under the radar" are used a lot in the cigar world, but this is a prime example right here. These need about 2-3 years minimum to age, but then they are chocolate, honey and shots of vanilla over exotic wood and cuban earth. One of my favorites!
Good beginner cigar , 12/1/2015
A good introduction to CC's. Great Cuban flavor, good price! Don't look for it to knock your socks off. Makes a good everyday smoke.
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