Team Cigar Review: Patoro Terre Blanche Gordo

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Cigar Details: Patoro Terre Blanche Gordo

  • Vitola: Toro Extra
  • Length: 6″
  • Ring Gauge: 54
  • Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
  • Binder: Dominican Republic
  • Filler: Dominican Republic
  • Factory: De Los Reyes
  • Blender: Undisclosed
  • Price: $18.00
  • Release Date: November 2021
  • Source: Cigar Hound Dog

 Aaron Loomis

 John McTavish

Pre-light Experience

Aaron: The wrapper on the Patoro Terre Blanche Gordo is medium tan with some darker marbling along with some decently raised veins. The seams are slightly raised and the caps are decently applied to the misshapen head. There are two bands, both in a white and gold color combination. The primary has a glossy look and feel and carries the company logo. The secondary carries more of a texture and denotes the line. The aroma from the wrapper is a light mix of wood and earth while the foot brings musty cedar. The pre-light draw brings musty cedar and a floral perfume note along with a mild spiciness on my lips.
John: The Patoro Terre Blanche Gordo comes in cellophane and does not have a UPC sticker. There are two bands with a primary Patoro band with a P and star symbol, and a secondary band indicating Terre Blanche. I weighed the cigar at 16.0 grams and the humidity as measured by a HumidiMeter Pro was 62.2%. Aromas from the wrapper included sweet hay and mild wood. Similar aromas were present from the foot.

Patoro Terre Blanche Gordo

Patoro Terre Blanche Gordo

First Third

Aaron: The cigar begins with toasted cedar and light earth. At a half inch in, a very mild black pepper undertone has joined in. The retrohale is toasted cedar, earth and lightly zingy black pepper. At an inch and a quarter, the overall profile is a bit dry. As the third comes to a close, the profile is toasted cedar up front, earth in the middle and light black pepper in the background. The strength was slightly below medium.
John: My initial flavor impressions are light-plus creamy wood, and then a mild pepper and wood combination to finish into the post draw. Mild chocolate moves into the center as the cigar settles, with dry wood on the finish. A delayed medium strength pepper starts to build on the post draw. As the first third continues, tobacco sweetness is present in the center through the retrohale. The prepper begins to fade to a background note as the cigar continues towards the half, with the remainder of the flavors still in place. Some mild tannins present on the post draw by the halfway point.

Patoro Terre Blanche Gordo

Patoro Terre Blanche Gordo

Second Third

Aaron: As the second third begins, the toasted cedar and earth get closer together. The retrohale is now an even mix of toasted cedar and earth with very mild black pepper. At an inch in, a light mustiness joins the profile. As the third comes to a close, the toasted cedar is just ahead of the earth with black pepper and mustiness in the background. The strength bumped up to medium.
John: Chocolate and wood lead off the second third, with spices and wood at light-plus to finish. Some dry wood comes into the post draw after a short delay. Creamy spices make up the retrohale, with a mildly dry wood to finish there as well. Bread joins the retrohale as it marches towards the halfway point. Chocolate comes into the end of the finish by the bottom half of the second third.

Patoro Terre Blanche Gordo

Patoro Terre Blanche Gordo

Final Third

Aaron: As the final third begins, the mustiness increases a bit. At a half inch in, the toasted cedar and earth are now even up front. The retrohale is now toasted cedar and earth with light mustiness. At an inch in, the toast level increases a bit. At an inch and a quarter, a light vegetal note joins in. As the cigar wraps up, the toasted cedar and earth are even up front, with mustiness in the middle and black pepper and vegetal note in the background. The strength bumped up to slightly above medium.
John: Creamy chocolate gets the last third started with wood following and baking spices and wood carrying into the post draw. Creamy wood and a mild, dry wood finishes as the last third continues to evolve. Mild bitterness is present on the end of the draw by the halfway point.

Patoro Terre Blanche Gordo

Patoro Terre Blanche Gordo

Burn

Aaron: The burn was a bit wavy through the first half and required a touch-up to keep things in unison. The cigar also went out once, requiring a re-light.
John: There was some mild waviness in the first third, straightening out by the second third and continuing straight for the rest of the review.

Patoro Terre Blanche Gordo

Patoro Terre Blanche Gordo

Draw

Aaron: The draw was perfect, with just the right amount of resistance that I prefer.
John: The draw was at most one notch towards the open spectrum, leaving it in the ideal range for an amazing draw score.

Overall

Aaron: The cigar began with toasted cedar and light earth. Some black pepper joined a bit later. The second third saw some mustiness join in and the final third saw a vegetal note join. The Patoro Terre Blanche Gordo had a pretty average flavor profile throughout that was fairly linear and mundane. Nothing that really stepped up to keep my attention. I don’t see this as a cigar I’d come back to, especially with the high price point.
John: The Patoro Terre Blanche Gordo was enjoyable to review, with balanced flavor combinations despite an intense pepper initially in the first third. The flavor profile was still pleasant in the last third, but not quite up to the same level as delivered from the previous two thirds. The draw and burn were both perfect. I was happy to have the chance to review the Patoro Terre Blanche Gordo, and price aside, I’d be interested in smoking this cigar again as well as reviewing other Patoro offerings. Total smoking time was decent at 2 hours and 22 minutes.

Aaron
John
AveragePre
Light
Good
AverageFirst
Third
Good
AverageSecond
Third
Good
AverageFinal
Third
Average
AverageBurnAmazing
AmazingDrawAmazing
AverageOverallGood

Aaron Loomis

SCORE

5.45

Cost/Point

$3.30

Scoring System

John McTavish

SCORE

6.82

Cost/Point

$2.64

Scoring System

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