Friday, September 23, 2011
Imperiales By Leon Jimenes Maduro Toro Review
Imperiales By Leon Jimenes Maduro Toro - 6 X 50. Wrapper - Dominican Republic Corojo Maduro, Binder - Dominican Republic, Filler - Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Brazil. Medium - full bodied.
Initial lighting taste - Charred wood and spice.
First third - Spice, sweet earthiness with a tangy citrus and leather.
Second third - Spiciness continues with the sweet earthiness, tangy leather and black cherry notes emerge.
Last third - Spice, sweet earthiness, tangy leather and black cherry. Very long finish of spice and an earthy leather.
Construction - A dark brown attractive oily wrapper with bumpiness throughout. No major veins visible. Burn was straight with a solid dark gray ash that held on. Draw was a slightly on the loose side but otherwise good with plenty of smoke.
A fantastic cigar that had excellent complexity, balance and body. I was surprised at how tasty this stick was especially with an incredible MSRP of $5.00 for this size. This could have easily been an $8.00 cigar and I would still consider it worthy. I found it to be medium - full bodied so I suggest smoking anytime after lunch. This line will be sold in boxes or bundles. A perfect cigar for the everyday smoker.