Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Pinar del Rio Classico Torpedo
Size: 6.5 x 52
Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut
Filler: Nicaraguan and Dominican
Price: $5.80

According to internet copy, this is supposed to be a “smooth, creamy” cigar that is “a few notches above most Connecticuts in body”.  That’s not what I tasted.  I smoked two  of these on vacation.  They had strong, nutty flavors (vaguely reminiscent of a Cuban Crafters Medina 1959 Miami Edition).  It was a surprising medium-full body,  a little on the full side.  There was a touch of harshness, though, that I did not like and it made me think this cigar would benefit from additional aging.  I put my last one in the Lost Sticks Tray to see what happens to it in a few years.  I think I will be in for a treat in 2018.

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