518. Principes Claro Toro

Gifted by my boss at Mellgrens Fine Tobacco.

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

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Binder: Indonesia
Filler: Dominican Republic (Cibao Valley)

Size: 6×50, Toro.

Wrapper: Nutty, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins.

Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Hay.

1st third: Starts with a bitter espresso note, sweet biscuits and dry wood note.

2nd third: Keeps it’s previous flavours with a sharper touch on the coffee.

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

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

3rd third: Keeps it’s sharp coffee note, with earthy and darker wood note.

Duration: 17:10-18:20, 1h 10min.

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

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

/Cigar Reviewer André

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