Sunday, January 30, 2011

Forcade Toro Review

Forcade Toro - 6 X 52. Wrapper - Ecuador Habano, Binder - Nicaragua, Filler - Nicaragua. Made by Don Pepin Cigars and blended by Jaime Garcia. Medium bodied.

Initial taste - Cedar & cinnamon

First third - Cedar, spice and cinnamon notes.

Second Third - Cedar and spice with a leathery flavor emerging. Notes of cinnamon as well. Very good balance and complexity.

Last third - Continuation of the cedar/wood, spice, leather and cinnamon notes. Long finish of cedar & spice.

Construction was perfect, burn was a bit crooked which required a couple of touch ups and the ash was a solid salt and pepper color that held on. Draw was perfect.

A very enjoyable cigar that you can tell has that "Pepinesque" flavor profile. Balance and complexity were excellent as you come to expect with Pepin made cigars. MSRP on this vitola is $7.25 which is a very good price point. A definite recommend to try.

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