356. Troya Universales Vintage 1970

Gifted by a friend.

Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens cigar lounge.

It was a pre-revolution Habanos SA brand established in 1932, and was deleted from Habanos portfolio circa 2005.
Made by the Martinez y CA.
The range comprised light to medium strength cigars, with Cuban tobacco.
Dress Box of 25 cigars.
A pre-1960 release. Discontinued 2005.
History: Until c1980 was handmade.

Size: 5.1×38, Short Panatela (Universales).

Wrapper: Nut shade, oily and smooth with some roughness with some lightly protruding veins.

Construction: Medium firm and even feel when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Light nutty aroma, hints of cinnamon and cedarwood.

1st third: Starts with a hazelnut note, followed by a driftwood dryness.

2nd third: Some bitterness emerges but disappeares after a few puffs. Otherwise the flavours keeps the same.

Burn: Burns a little wonky, with a firm and stable gray-white ash.

Smoke: Medium light smoke, with a cool feeling on the tongue and a light draw.

3rd third: Gets a hint of earth and coffee beans.

Duration: 16:25-17:25, 1h.

Conclusion: A mild to medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile.

Result: In my book this is an 88 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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