Thursday, February 3, 2011
Torano Cigars "Master by Carlos Torano" BFC Review
Torano Cigars "Master by Carlos Torano" BFC - 6 X 60. Wrapper - Ecuadorian Habano, Binder - Nicaragua (Esteli), Filler - Nicaragua (Esteli & Jalapa). A collaboration between Torano Cigar's master roller Felipe Sosa and Carlos Torano. Full bodied.
Initial taste - Dry woody flavor.
First third - Woody, spicy, some cinnamon and leather emerging.
Second third - Wood is the predominant flavor followed closely by spice, leather and hints of cinnamon and a honey-like sweetness.
Last third - Wood, spice, leather and notes of cinnamon and honey. Long finish on the palate of spice, wood and leather.
Construction was excellent as with all Torano cigars - slight veins on an otherwise smooth wrapper. Burn was sharp producing a light gray ash holding on for an inch or so at a time. Draw was perfect.
Another terrific new cigar from Torano with perfect balance, great complexity and a flavor profile that is very enjoyable. And with a MSRP of $6.95 for this size, this is a must try cigar that is both excellent tasting as well as very affordable. Definite recommend.