Thursday, September 25, 2014

Montecristo Espada Toro

Montecristo Espada Toro Cigar
I don't often get to smoke a Montecristo Cigar, but these Montecristo Espada Toros just arrived at Cigar Train, so I grabbed one and didn't let go. This is a pretty interesting cigar. Montecristo and Nestor Plasencia teamed up to create a Nicaraguan puro. 

The oily, seamless, nearly vein free, Colorado Claro colored Habano 2010 wrapper covers a blend of Nicaraguan fillers from Jalapa, Ometepe, and Condega. I can't wait to give this stick a try.

Aromas from the foot were an earthy blend and the free cold draw had notes of spicy Spanish cedar. Once the Espada was burning the first medium/full bodied flavors were a blend of leather, earth and brown sugar. As the razor sharp burn line moved up the cigar there were notes of Chai tea, cream, coffee, sugar and even a hint of anise. The seventy-five minute burn time ended with a sugary, leather finish.

Although the flavor mix wasn't overly complex, this was a great tasting cigar. One thing I didn't mention was the spice. There was pleasant hint of spice full length. 

Overall this was a great cigar. If you get the chance, give it a try. 

Rated 93

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