Toro Extra

Crowned Heads Míl Dias Maduro Sublime

Team Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Míl Dias Maduro Sublime

This Crowned Heads Míl Dias Maduro Sublime was a fun Broadleaf offering. Nice rustic Broadleaf flavors. Not too much to scare some less seasoned smokers away, but still present enough to capture a heavier smoker. Size went well with the maduro blend. Nice offering and will be interested if we get another maduro/Broadleaf release in the future.

Don Pepin Garcia 20th Anniversary Limited Edition

Team Cigar Review: Don Pepin Garcia 20th Anniversary Limited Edition

The Don Pepin Garcia 20th Anniversary Limited Edition had a promising first third with some dynamic and interesting flavor combinations. The remainder of the cigar was pleasant but I didn't find anything about the delivery that made it stand above the crowd. I didn't find the 20th Anniversary release something I'd revisit, especially when you factor in the price point.

Don Doroteo Salt of the Earth Piedra Angular Toro

Team Cigar Review: Don Doroteo Salt of the Earth Piedra Angular Toro

This Don Doroteo Salt of the Earth Piedra Angular Toro is one of those cigars that could have been more. The flavors were overall generic, but if they were fuller, it could have easily been a good cigar. With that said, it's something I would not be interested in returning to.

Espinosa Sumatra Toro

Team Cigar Review: Espinosa Sumatra Toro

The flavor profile of the Espinosa Sumatra Toro was overall an enjoyable one. Tons of creaminess in cedar, stone fruit and coffee. But the creaminess didn't overwhelm as it did a good job of interplaying against the aforementioned notes. Slight tick down for the construction of burn and draw (but not a material one). With all that said, I'd be happy to smoke more of these.

Don Doroteo Salt of the Earth Piedra Viva Toro

Team Cigar Review: Don Doroteo Salt of the Earth Piedra Viva Toro

The Don Doroteo Salt of the Earth Piedra Viva Toro delivered some engaging and interesting flavor combinations through the first third, and was pleasant for the remainder of the review while lacking a lot of the dynamic character that was initially present. I'm glad I had the opportunity to smoke and review the Don Doroteo Salt of the Earth Piedra Viva Toro, but I don't think this is a cigar I would be likely to revisit.

Espinosa Las 6 Provincias ZDT

Team Cigar Review: Espinosa Las 6 Provincias ZDT

This Espinosa Las 6 Provincias ZDT might be the most finessed Espinosa cigar that I've ever had. From first draw, there was an immediate sense of balance and cohesiveness. The flavors of creamed coffee, anise and toasted nuts complimented each other well. Will be happy to smoke more of these.

Gurkha Pure Evil Toro

Personal Cigar Review: Gurkha Pure Evil Toro

The Gurkha Pure Evil Toro had a nice start, with a velvety smoke delivery. The second third dropped a level as the flavor profile wasn't quite as interesting and maintained that level the rest of the way. I liked how the cigar started, and really wished it could have kept the cinnamon component throughout. I would be interested in trying the Robusto vitola to see how that fared, but I'm not really sure that I'd come back to this Toro.

Macanudo Inspirado Tercio Aged Toro

Team Cigar Review: Macanudo Inspirado Tercio Aged Toro

The Macanudo Inspirado Tercio Aged Toro was overall pleasant, with reasonably balanced flavor combinations, but I didn't find there was enough dynamic combinations or anything that would elevate it above other offerings in the Macanudo line. This likely isn't something I'd return to, I'd see myself gravitating towards the Macanudo Inspirado White which has always been a consistent performer for me.

Gurkha 35th Anniversary Toro

Personal Cigar Review: Gurkha 35th Anniversary Toro

The Gurkha 35th Anniversary Toro had an average flavor profile throughout. The stale, dry, toasted cedar was the main player and didn't really set a tone for an exciting smoking experience. I appreciate the low cost for an anniversary cigar, but it just didn't deliver on flavor, and that's what I'm here for. I don't see returning to this cigar.

Trinidad Espiritu No. 3 Toro

Personal Cigar Review: Trinidad Espiritu No. 3 Toro

The Trinidad Espiritu No. 3 Toro started with melt your face off black pepper, but mellowed through the first third and was pretty average through the first two thirds. The final third took a step down as the toasted cedar became heavy and some wood bitterness joined in. Not a cigar I'd likely come back to as the flavor profile didn't show much balance or excitement.