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Quick Smoke: Toraño Virtuoso Forte

24 Nov 2007

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief take on a single cigar.

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The most prominent feature of this cigar is the dark, oily Nicaraguan sungrown wrapper. Don’t stop there, though. Be sure to appreciate the earthy, vegetal aroma before lighting. Toraño advertises this as its most full-bodied stick, with a filler mix from Nicaragua, Honduras, and Panama. But the five inch by 56 ring gauge stick I enjoyed seemed more medium than full. It began with a spicy touch for the first half-inch or so, then moved to a smooth, rich mix of coffee, cocoa. and leather. My guess is these would age well and I look forward to smoking more from this line.

Verdict = Buy.

George E

photo credit: Stogie Guys

Drew Estate

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