|Edicion Unica Toro|
The cigar is gorgeous in hand. The triple cap is great, and the wrapper is fairly toothy and smooth to touch. It is not particularly oily, and it has some minor veins present throughout. The coloring is close to milk chocolate, and I would say it is between a Colorado and Natural in terms of the coloring scheme. As I said earlier, it measures 6" with a 52 ring gauge and it is very firm in hand. The aroma of the cigar is amazing, and I am picking up bits of coffee, earth, toast, nuts and cocoa. Looking at the foot you can see that the cigar was rolled beautifully and the coloring is very even throughout. It has the same style bands as the Decade, but this is not the Decade in any way.
In the second third of the cigar I am beginning to see an increase in strength, and I am also getting a pleasant increase in the the spice flavors as well. The cigar is still burning perfectly in this third, and the ash is still that beautiful light gray color. I am getting a great amount of smoke which is great for rings, and I would say the cigar is now a little bit above medium, but not quite medium full. (medium medium-full ... haha) In terms of flavor I am getting those great flavors of peanut butter and coffee, but I am getting a little bit more sweet toast and leather notes as well. It has that nice finish of wood and spice, and there is a little bit more complexity to the spice than just pepper in this third. This is a great second third to follow up the nice first third.
I am looking at the final third now and the cigar is ending wonderfully. The peanut butter flavors have died down some, but it is still very nutty and toasty. There are a lot of wood and coffee flavors present, and the spice level is still very steady and pleasant. The cigar is finishing around a solid medium and for having mostly ligero in the blend they have done a great job at blending it. In terms of construction the cigar really shows its quality with the razor sharp burn line, and the ash is holding on very tight to the cigar. Smoking it down to the nub it is still very cool and easy, and I am burning my fingers and lips.
|Simple but beautiful wrapper|