|Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial Limited Edition|
Available in a single vitola, a gorgeous 6.5" by 52 ring gauge toro, the 2012 Limited Edition Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial is as beautiful as the 2011 version. The cigar is draped with an amazing Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade grown wrapper, and with that has a Nicaraguan binder and fillers. The binder for this years release is Cuban seed, and is Pele de Oro tobacco. Pele de Oro is Spanish for "golden hair" and the tobacco is typically noted for being very strong, flavorful and sweet. Last year some of that tobacco was in the filler as well, but it is not specified this year. The cigar has a silky texture to it, and with that has an amazing golden brown, almost hay coloring. There are no veins present in the wrapper, and it is perfectly constructed. I am getting a wonderful aroma at the foot of hay, honey, wood and spices; and there is some caramel bits also.
|Still Smoking Great|
You know when you can only have one you want more? I am not saying that is how it is with this cigar, because that is just cruel, but while this has smoked enjoyable the two times I have smoked it, it is not as great as I once remember. I felt that the smoke last year was a little bit stronger in terms of strength, and had a few more stronger flavors present as well, but this was still very enjoyable. If you are a cigar smoker who strives himself on smoking the best of the best, then this is your new morning smoke. I know some guys can start the day with a stronger cigar, but this cigar definitely has tons of flavors that are perfect for first thing in the morning. I am giving this cigar a solid 91, and think that these are cigars you could age, but perfect to smoke now.
|A Great Toro|