Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Torano 1959 Exodus 50 Years Short Churchill Review
Torano 1959 Exodus 50 Years Short Churchill - 6 X 48. Wrapper - Brazilian Arapiraca Sun-Grown, Binder - Honduras (Jamastran), Filler - Nicaragua (Esteli and Pueblo Nuevo). Medium - Full bodied.
Initial taste - Spice, wood & earth.
First third - Spice, dry earthiness, subtle sweet dark cocoa and mineral notes.
Second third - Spiciness continues with the dry earthiness, wood, sweet dark cocoa and mineral notes.
Last third - Spice, earth, wood with sweet dark cocoa and mineral notes. Long finish of spice and earthiness.
Construction was very good - nice dark brown wrapper with some bumpiness. Burn was excellent - dark gray ash that held on. Draw was perfect.
A very good cigar that commemorates the 50 years it has been since Cuba’s Marxist communist regime took over the country and exiled the world-renowned tobacco and cigar families, including Torano. I found this cigar to be of excellent complexity and balance. I really enjoyed the flavor profile of this cigar. MSRP of this vitola is $7.00. I definitely recommend trying this cigar.