|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 – Oct 01, 2012|
|Box Date||Aug. 2011|
|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: 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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