|A softly box-pressed torpedo with a slightly firm draw and even burn. The cigar shows its sweetness right away, imparting notes of maraschino cherry, graham cracker and toffee. Hints of green pepper and wheat also come through.|
|Issue||Cigar Aficionado – Oct 01, 2019|
|Box Date||July 2016|
|More Reviews of this Cigar|
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2018 | Score: 91
Salty, woody notes drive this torpedo, which also delivers a spicy smoke full of vanilla, cardamom, black pepper and a leathery finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2016 | Score: 90
A slightly box-pressed torpedo whose salty, earthy elements are tempered by cedary, floral notes and a spicy ginger finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2015 | Score: 90
A woody and earthy pyramid with cedar notes and a nuttiness that extends to the finish. The draw is a bit firm but the burn is perfect.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2012 | Score: 94
There's a lot of complexity to this torpedo, starting with a salty, earthy set of flavors that take on toasty notes, roasted coffee bean flavors and a profound hit of dried orange peel.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2010 | Score: 91
A pressed torpedo with a silky wrapper and even draw. The smoke is pleasantly toasty offering light impressions of cedar and earth that play well off each other.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Mar 18, 2008 | Score: 88
A good-looking torpedo with a firm draw. Some flavorful earth, leather and spice notes come through although they are a bit muted.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2005 | Score: 86
An oily and mottled torpedo that has rugged earth, cedar and mint flavors. A medium bodied smoke.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2004 | Score: 88
Sleek and oily, with a slight press. The cigar has chewy wood flavors with some nuts, nutmeg and vanilla flavors. Medium bodied.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Nov 01, 2003 | Score: 90
Silky and golden, this attractive torpedo has a fine draw. It's full bodied and complex with notes of black pepper. The finish is long and spicy.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2003 | Score: 89
A torpedo with some rough spots to the construction. It's spicy, perfumy and very leathery, with a smooth finish. Medium to full bodied.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2002 | Score: 90
Good color and texture to this cigar, which blossoms to show complex flavors including leather, minerals, anise and pepper. Full bodied, and should age well.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2002 | Score: 88
A box-pressed torpedo with a silky wrapper. It's woody and rich, with an elegant, complex flavor. The finish is long.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2001 | Score: 88
A veiny torpedo with some wrinkles. The draw is firm. The smoke is leathery, papery and chocolaty with some licorice notes. Full bodied.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 01, 2001 | Score: 87
A nicely made pyramid with good color to the wrapper. The cigar burns well, and the smoke has notes of berries and cherries, with espresso highlights.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2001 | Score: 88
A beautiful torpedo that's very oily. It burns with a flaky ash, developing spicy, leathery smoke. Full bodied, with a sweet cherry finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2000 | Score: 91
An excellent full-bodied cigar. It has strong flavors of nuts and toast, and a good core of spiciness with a pleasant, spicy finish.
Issue: Cigar Insider: May 01, 2000 | Score: 89
A blond, attractive cigar. It has an easy draw, showing burnt caramel notes with hints of toffee. It has a savory finish with notes of pepper.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Mar 01, 1998 | Score: 89
This cigar has a complex earthy note on the palate. It has some hints of cedar and light pepper. It is medium bodied.
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