Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Emilio Cigars AF-2 Toro

The Emilio Cigars AF-2 is another of the cigars that I smoke quite a few of, but for one reason or another have never taken the time to write a review. Well today I am correcting that error.

Quick Details
  • Cigar Size: 6 x 50 Toro
  • Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro
  • Filler: Nicaraguan and Pennsylvanian Ligero
  • Cutting Method: Colibri V-Cutter
  • Paired with: Diet Pepsi
  • Price: $6.20 Online at Atlantic Cigar Co. Sample provided for review by House of Emilio

Emilio Cigars AF-2 Toro
Visually inspecting this Emilio Cigars AF-2 Toro I see a top quality cigar with an oily wrapper that is nearly free from veins and seams. Feeling the body, it's packed well full length with no hard or soft spots. Checking the foot, I find aromas of dried fruit, toast and rich tobacco. Once the cap is cut, I find a free but firm draw and the same flavors of dried fruit, toast and rich tobacco that were found from the foot.

Once the cigar was toasted and burning it produced a nice volume of medium bodied smoke containing flavor nuances of mild pepper, earth and oak. As the razor sharp burn line progressed it left behind a light gray ash that held on for the first third. While the burn progressed other flavors came and went, I could distinguish separate flavor notes of fruit, sugar, brown sugar, toast, sweet cream, coffee and a lot more toast. The long finish, lasting most of the final third, reminded me of coffee with extra cream and sugar.

The AF-2 is another great cigar from Emilio Cigars, overall it had great construction, a great burn and a nice flavor mix. Track some down and give them a try, I'm sure you won't be disappointed!

I would like to thank House of Emilio for providing this sample for review!

Appearance and construction: 19
Flavor: 19
Smoking characteristics: 19
Overall experience: 19
Purchased Price: 18
Total: 94