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Quick Smoke: San Lotano Habano Toro

28 Aug 2010

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief verdict on a single cigar of “buy,” “hold,” or “sell.”

San Lotano Habano Toro

A.J. Fernandez has made top-selling cigars for the likes of Rocky Patel, Padilla, and others, but a few weeks ago he released his first nationally-distributed solo blend. San Lotano, an old Cuban cigar line that Fernandez has brought back to life, comes in three wrapper varieties: Habano, Connecticut, and Maduro. The former has a combination of Brazilian, Honduran, Nicaraguan, and Dominican tobaccos that combine to produce voluminous, spicy tufts of smoke. Key flavors include leather, roasted coffee beans, caramel, and creamy coffee. Construction is near perfect. The Toro (6 x 52) is a must-try at around $8 apiece.

Verdict = Buy.

Patrick A

photo credit: Stogie Guys

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5 Responses to “Quick Smoke: San Lotano Habano Toro”

  1. TommyOpusX Monday, September 13, 2010 at 6:23 pm #

    Apperance of the cigar was flawless to go with a beautiful band so by looks high expectations is what I was hoping for. As I lit it the Habano I got a nice balance of spice, sweet coffee, and toffee that was so smooth and smoked even with a beautiful ash.

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