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Quick Smoke: El Centurion Toro

29 Jun 2013

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.”

Few modern-day cigars have the cachet of Don Pepin Garcia’s original limited edition El Centurion. That has carried over to anticipation for this 10th anniversary blend recently released by My Father Cigars. Intended as a regular production line, the four sizes include a nod to the demand for big ring gauges, as one sports a 58. I smoked the more moderate-sized Toro (6.25 x 52). Blended from a variety of Nicaraguan tobaccos, the spicy start signals immediately that it is a Pepin creation, as does the fine construction, draw, and burn. About halfway down, the cigar transitions into more complex and rich flavors. It may not be as storied as its predecessor, but it is an excellent cigar.

Verdict = Buy.

-George E

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