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