Personal Cigar Review: Platinum Nova Platinum Batch Torpedo

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Cigar Details: Platinum Nova Platinum Batch Torpedo

  • Vitola: Torpedo
  • Length: 6″
  • Ring Gauge: 54
  • Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano 2000
  • Binder: Dominican Republic
  • Filler: Dominican Republic
  • Factory: Nova Cigars
  • Blender: Undisclosed
  • Price: $9.50
  • Release Date: August 2019
  • Source: Platinum Nova

Aaron-Loomis

 Aaron Loomis

Pre-light Experience

The wrapper on the Platinum Nova Platinum Batch Torpedo is medium brown and has a few decently raised veins. The seams are easily visible as they are raised as well. The tapered head doesn’t come to a sharp point like most Torpedoes, but more of a rounded finish. There are two bands, both with an aqua, black and silver color combination. The primary band has the company logo and the secondary strip band denotes the line. The aroma from the wrapper is wood and watermelon sweetness while the foot brings wood and sweet tobacco. The pre-light draw is a mix of wood and cardboard with a very subtle spiciness on my lips.

First Third

The cigar begins with musty oak and a light floral note. At three quarters of an inch in, the floral note is a bit fuller. The retrohale is similar, but has a bit of a black pepper zing to it. At an inch and a half in, some dry earth joins the profile. As the third comes to a close, the retrohale loses the pepper zing and adds the dry earth. The strength in this third was mild-medium.

Second Third

The second third continues on with the musty oak, dry earth and floral note. At a half inch in, the dry earth has a slight lead over the musty oak while the floral note comes on during the finish. At an inch in, the floral note has left the profile. The retrohale has the same profile of dry earth and musty oak. At an inch and a half, the dry earth has opened up a bigger lead over the musty oak. As the third comes to a close, the musty oak and dry earth have become even once again. The strength in this third bumped up to slightly below medium.

Final Third

The final third begins with the dry earth having a slight lead over the musty oak. At a half inch in, the oak gains some toastiness. The retrohale has the musty oak ahead of the dry earth. The cigar finishes up with the musty oak and dry earth even. The strength in this third remained at slightly below medium.

Burn

The burn was beautiful, razor sharp the whole way and ash holding through each third.

Draw

The draw was slightly tighter than I prefer, but didn’t cause any issues with the smoking experience.

Overall

The cigar began with musty oak and a light floral note. Later, some dry earth joined the profile. The floral note dropped out at the halfway point and the musty oak and dry earth jockeyed for position the rest of the way. Construction was great and strength built up to slightly below medium. The Platinum Nova Platinum Batch Torpedo never had a profile that was beyond average, but the floral note in the first half was a nice touch. This is a pretty easy going cigar without much transition and a low strength level. This type of cigar could appeal to many smokers as this may be just what they’re looking for. This was my first opportunity to smoke a cigar from the brand and it has me intrigued to try more.

Aaron Loomis

SCORE

5.60

Cost/Point

$1.70

Scoring System

Aaron
AveragePre
Light
AverageFirst
Third
AverageSecond
Third
AverageFinal
Third
AmazingBurn
Very GoodDraw
AverageOverall
Personal Cigar Review: Platinum Nova Platinum Batch Torpedo
Aaron LoomisPersonal Cigar Review: Platinum Nova Platinum Batch Torpedo

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