Rated Cigar of the year by Cigar Aficionado, this Nicaraguan Puro is the result of Manuel Quesada and Nestor Plascencia’s expert blending with an oily Colorado wrapper and Nicaraguan binder/filler for a medium to full bodied yet complex smoke.
The Casa Magna Robusto sports a hearty taste in a small package. Robust in flavor, the cigar itself starts off with a little pepper, cedar and spiciness before the mid point where dark coffee flavors take over. Full flavors hit one from the start and continue until the last third where the cigar mellows into sweeter coffee and cedar notes.
It’s a well constructed Robusto that burns evenly and has a light grey ash that held on for quite some time.
I paired this with water but couuld see a light bourbon or whiskey to match it quite nicely. I have to say I really enjoyed the cedar notes but found them on the back end of the palate, rather than the dark coffee notes that were more forthcoming.
Among one of the best blends from the Carlos Torano family of fine cigars. Carlos Torano Signature cigars are flawlessly handmade with a robust, complex-tasting blend of Dominican & Nicaraguan Cuban-seed Ligero long-fillers, a broadleaf binder, and an oily, sun-grown Brazilian Maduro wrapper. – From Famous Smokes who seems to have better prices than some of their competitors.
igar: Carlos Torano Signature
Size: Robusto 5 x 52
Wrapper: Sun Grown Brazilian Maduro
Filler: Dominican Cubano Ligero, Nicaraguan Habano Ligero
I had a very long day in front of the computer handling edits in my normal job as an erotic romance author and needed a cigar. I lit this up looking for something different than my normal Padron or Cuesta Rey and seeing as how I have a few of these now in my humidor along Fonsecas and other stuff, I figured I’d try one again.
Wow, what flavor! Peppery spice hit my palate upon lighting up that mellowed into a toasty flavor with undertones of refined earth and dark coffee. Due to the maduro wrapper I picked up notes of cream too. Firm ash that held on for the first inch suggested good construction.
I smoked with this Roibos tea in front of the Good News Cafewhile reading. I’ll probably try to pick up a box or so.
A very nice smoke that lasted about an hour or so. The maduro leaf used brings out a lot of flavor and even an hour or so later I’m still tasting it. Nothing about this cigar is overpowering though it’s rated as a medium bodied cigar. FYI, tis is one of the only maduros the Torano family makes and will become a staple in my humidor. I picked this beauty up in a five pack from Cigarbid at a decent price but checking out box prices at Cigar.com puts it at a similiar price to my beloved Padrons.