Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Bahia Blu Toro

Bahia Blu ToroThe Bahia Blu toro is another of those cigars that are part of my daily budget smoke mix. I pick these up quite often for a few pennies over a buck per stick and there are always a few in my humidor. Over the past couple of years I have smoked dozens of these yet have never reviewed them. So here goes...

This Bahia Blu Toro cigar has nice construction, it's packed well, the smooth oily claro colored wrapper is rolled on with nice seams and it's nearly vein free. From the foot there are notes of tea and toast while the smooth cold draw provides notes of spicy leather. 

Once the Bahia Blu is burning there are flavor notes of cedar, toast, butter, oak, white pepper and leather. All of the flavors are subtle and mild as the cigar starts in the mild body range and finishes its burn in the medium range. As the cigar burns a nice oil line develops on the wrapper and a soft light gray ash is left behind.

I smoke these as driving and kick-around cigars because they fare well with a relight later that day or even the next. With the subtle flavor mix these make good cigars for my non-cigar smoking friends that want to try a cigar for the first time. 

Rated: 90