Personal Cigar Review: Sindicato Cubico Toro

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Cigar Details: Sindicato Cubico Toro

  • Vitola: Toro Extra
  • Length: 6″
  • Ring Gauge: 54
  • Country of Origin: Nicaragua
  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua and Dominican Republic
  • Factory: NACSA
  • Blender: Undisclosed
  • Price: $8.75
  • Release Date: November 2018
  • Source: Sindicato

Aaron-Loomis

 Aaron Loomis

Pre-light Experience

The Sindicato Cubico Toro has a pretty distinct square press with a wrapper that is medium brown and has fine, well pressed veins. The seams are smooth in some areas and slightly raised in others while the head is finished with a well applied double cap. The band is gold, silver and black and has the line name above in a larger font than the company name below in a smaller font. The aroma from the wrapper was quite light and brought wood and earth while the foot had a fuller mix of cedar and graham cracker. The pre-light draw brings a very mild cedar.

First Third

The cigar begins with cedar, mushroom mustiness and mild baking spice. The retrohale brings a more defined mushroom in the mustiness with some cedar following. At an inch and a half in, the baking spice transitions to a light and dull black pepper that has a long finish. The strength in this third was right at medium.

Second Third

As the second third begins, the mushroom note departs the mustiness and the mustiness and cedar are even up front with the dull black pepper remaining in the background. At a half inch in, the cedar gains a bit of char. The retrohale is musty and lightly charred cedar. At an inch and a half, the char departs and the cedar morphs into oak. The strength in this third remains at medium.

Final Third

As the final third begins, a light, dry earth joins the profile. At a half inch in, some char returns to the profile. The retrohale is musty and lightly charred oak. At an inch and a quarter, the char picks up a fair amount. The cigar wraps up with the charred oak and mustiness with some dry earthiness in the background. The strength in this third bumped up to slightly above medium.

Burn

The burn was wavy throughout, and in the second third, a quarter of the wrapper didn’t want to burn for about an inch which required a touch-up. The ash held on through each third.

Draw

The draw was perfect, with just the right amount of resistance that I prefer.

Overall

Although the mushroom mustiness was a nice component to start, the overall profile was pretty average and maintained that level through the second third. The final third dropped down a level when the char returned and built up. The Sindicato Cubico Toro never really did anything, it was just there. The price point is decent for the size, but there wasn’t anything exciting enough for me to want to return to this one.

Aaron Loomis

SCORE

5.20

Cost/Point

$1.68

Scoring System

Aaron
GoodPre
Light
AverageFirst
Third
AverageSecond
Third
SubparFinal
Third
GoodBurn
AmazingDraw
AverageOverall
Personal Cigar Review: Sindicato Cubico Toro
Aaron LoomisPersonal Cigar Review: Sindicato Cubico Toro

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