Personal Cigar Review: Casa Turrent Serie 1942 Torpedo

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Cigar Details: Casa Turrent Serie 1942 Torpedo

  • Vitola: Torpedo
  • Length: 5.5″
  • Ring Gauge: 50
  • Country of Origin: Mexico
  • Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés Negro Colorado
  • Binder: Mexican San Andrés Criollo
  • Filler: Mexican San Andrés Criollo and Negro and Nicaragua
  • Factory: Nueva Matacapan de Tabacos
  • Blender: Undisclosed
  • Price: $9.00
  • Release Date: February 2016
  • Source: Developing Palates

John-McTavish

 John McTavish

Pre-light Experience

The Casa Turrent Serie 1942 Torpedo is box-pressed with a dark chocolate colored wrapper. The cigar has a primary band of white, gold and red, along with a secondary band indicating ‘Serie 1942’. The wrapper has aromas of sweet tobacco, with barnyard in the foot.

First Third

Flavors of a sweet creaminess, along with faint dry wood on the first few draws. That wood becomes dry wood on the post draw, with a medium finish. The retrohale has a lot of complexity with sweet creaminess, baking spices, mild white pepper and citrus. As the first third settles in, the sweet creaminess evolves into milk chocolate, as the white pepper begins to linger on the post draw. A few minutes later, some spearmint joins the retrohale. The evolution of the milk chocolate continues into powdered cocoa, and lasts into the post draw where it joins the white pepper.

Second Third

The post draw drying cedar falls to the background, as the citrus builds in intensity on the retrohale. The retrohale is now sweet cedar, baking spices, powdered cocoa and mild citrus. The white pepper from the first third becomes a black pepper. As the second third settles in, the citrus becomes a bitter citrus.

Final Third

The citrus flavors intensify moving into the last third. The citrus becomes more dominant on the retrohale, as some earthiness joins in for for the remainder of the cigar.

Burn

The burn was slightly wavy in the first third, with no touch-ups necessary. The ash held on well in 1+ inch increments, with some occasional flaking. The waviness dissipates from the middle third on.

John
Pre
Light
Good
First
Third
Good
Second Third Good
Final
Third
Good
Burn Very Good
Draw Amazing
Overall Good

Draw

The draw is perfect with the right amount of resistance on each puff.

Overall

The Casa Turrent Serie 1942 Torpedo is one of those good cigars where it manages to deliver layers of rich flavor from the start all the way to the nub. Given that Casa Turrent grows the San Andres wrapper themselves, it should be no surprise that the cigar ends up being a good example of the San Andres flavor profile.

John McTavish

SCORE

7.20

Cost/Point

$1.25

Scoring System

Personal Cigar Review: Casa Turrent Serie 1942 Torpedo
John McTavishPersonal Cigar Review: Casa Turrent Serie 1942 Torpedo

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