395. 1502 Masterpiece Selection XO Toro

Gifted by Enrique Sanchez, owner of 1502 Cigars.

Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.

Information:
Wrapper: Undisclosed.
Binder: Undisclosed minimum aged tobacco for 18 years.
Filler: Undisclosed minimum aged tobacco for 18 years.
Limited to 1502 boxes of 10 cigars in each.
Cigar serial no. 177172.

Size: 6×50, Toro (Soft Boxpressed).

Wrapper: Coffee bean, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins.

Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Oak wood and leather notes.

1st third: Starts with a medium to dark roasted coffee, charred oak barrel and leather.

2nd third: Hints of cacao appear to join the previous flavours.

Burn: Burns fairly sharp with a firm and stable grayish ash.

Smoke: Voluminous white smoke with a medium heat feel on the tongue and a medium light draw.

3rd third: Keeps it’s previous flavours.

Duration: 16:40-18:00, 1h 20min.

Conclusion: A full-bodied cigar with a full strength profile.

Result: In my book this is an 92 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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