Monday, May 12, 2014

Los Regalos Quetzal Toro by Emilio Cigar

The cigars created by Emilio Cigars never cease to amaze me. The other day I smoked the Los Regalos Quetzal Toro, and it really got me thinking. I've smoked most of the cigars in the Emilio cigar lines and their quality and consistency is amazing. I feel every cigar they produce is better than average. It seems they all have great construction, nice aromas and great flavors, plus they're affordable. This Los Regalos Quetzal Toro was no exception.

Quick Details
  • Cigar Size: 6  x 50 Toro
  • Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Habano
  • Binder: Nicaraguan and Dominican
  • Filler: Nicaraguan and Dominican
  • Cutting Method: Xikar guillotine
  • Paired with: Diet Pepsi
  • Price: Under $10.00 Sample provided by Emilio Cigars member of House of Emilio

Los Regalos Quetzal Toro
Starting with a smoothly laid down triple cap the appearance of this Los Regalos Quetzal Toro just got better and better. The vein free Ecuadorian habano wrapper had a bit of tooth, plus it was rolled on smooth and tight with nearly hidden seams creating a great looking cigar.

When I checked the cold aromas, there were faint notes of fruit and rich tobacco from the foot and after clipping the cap, there were stronger notes of fruit from the firm but free cold draw.

Once the foot was toasted and burning, the real fun began. Initially there medium bodied flavors of fruit and brown sugar. As the cigar burned on there were other flavors, some subtle, some bold, of nuts, molasses, oak, camp fire, dried fruit, nuts, anise, coffee, cocoa, cream and sugar. Now that's my idea of a super tasty flavor mix!

As I smoked on, the razor sharp burn line left behind a soft, light gray ash that held on for about two inches and the smoke had a slightly nutty aroma.
Overall The Los Regalos Quetzal Toro was just a great cigar. The flavor mix was complex and full of great flavors. The construction was near perfect and I was more than pleased with the 70 minute smoking time.

I would like to thanks Emilio Cigars for providing this sample for review.

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