Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Flor de Oliva Maduro Toro

Flor de Oliva Maduro Toro cigar
Cigars like this Flor de Oliva Maduro Toro are the reason I chose the name Cheap Ash Cigar. I do my best track down cigars with quality construction, good flavors and of course, a budget price, then share my findings. 

The Flor de Oliva Maduro Toro does a nice job of meeting that criteria. These cigars use long fillers and are handmade by Oliva in Nicaragua. 

Holding this well packed maduro colored toro in my hand, I can see the thick, oily, Nicaraguan wrapper contains only a couple smaller sized veins and it's rolled on in seamless fashion. Once the triple cap is punched, the free draw has notes of sweet fermented tobacco and the wrapper leaves behind a sweet cocoa aftertaste on the lips. 

From the burning cigar there are medium bodied flavors of musty cocoa, fermented tobacco and damp leather. Around the mid point the body moved into the medium/full range with a flavor shift to semi sweet chocolate and toast. After fifty minutes the Flor de Oliva Maduro Toro finished with flavors of damp leather and some medium red pepper. 

Overall, this cigar delivers a nice bang for the buck. It had top notch construction, fair flavors and a nice even burn. You can find these at Neptunecigar.com as singles, $3.52 each or in a mazo of 20 for only $47.95. 

Rated 88