Cigar Aficionado

Laranja Reserva Toro
Toro
93
points
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
52 52
Medium-Full
Medium-Full
Tasting Note
There is a distinct hickory sweetness to this cigar that underscores notes of rich almond paste, espresso and orange citrus. Balanced and delicious.
Body Medium-Full
Size Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge 52
Length 6"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Brazil
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Oct 01, 2015
Price $10.90
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 2016 | Score: 94

Laranja is the Portuguese word for orange, but it's also an interesting brand from Espinosa Cigars. According to brand owner Erik Espinosa, the Laranja Reserva's all-Nicaraguan blend is covered in a Brazilian "Laranja" wrapper. If you've never heard of Brazilian Laranja, it's because it doesn't really exist. Laranja is simply the new name that Espinosa gave this particular wrapper type because of its unique orange hue. When he first encountered this tobacco, Espinosa was so intrigued by its color and fragrance, that he blended an entire line around the Brazilian wrapper. The Toro serves as a bright and flavorful showcase for the wrapper, offering plenty of graham cracker flavor. But, as the wrapper and name suggests, we also detected a distinctly citrus-like quality and zest.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 16, 2015 | Score: 93

There is a distinct hickory sweetness to this cigar that underscores notes of rich almond paste, espresso and orange citrus. Balanced and delicious.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
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