Origin : Honduras
Format : Toro
Size : 6 x 50
Wrapper : Nicaraguan Sun Grown, Pueblo Nuevo
Filler : Nicaragua/Honduras/Panama
Binder : Honduras
Price : $6-7 each
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The Carlos Torano Virtuoso Toro is not a size I found on the website’s list of sizes, I think it’s unique to the sampler I received from CAO/Torano (thanks again guys!).
The Virtuoso is one of Torano’s newer lines and is certainly billed as their strongest (next in line would probably would be the Noventa).
This Toro is a meaty, beefy looking cigar. It’s dark, the wrapper is thick with some veins, it just looks like a bully of a cigar.
I punched the cigar, and the pre-light draw gave me no indication there would be any draw problems. The cigar takes a little bit to light, and the burn sometimes get a little off, but not too bad.
Not only does the cigar look meaty but it kind of tastes meaty. There is a flavor in this smoke that’s reminiscent of a char-broiled hamburger. It’s also a very rich cigar that is earthy and peppery.
The strength is present in some of the pepper notes but there is also a “ninja strength”, one that is not so in your face, but you feel it!
In the latter half the burn really fixes itself and is dead even and the cigar gives off tons of smoke.
This cigar is certainly not for everyone. It reminds me a lot of a Joya de Nicaragua Antano with a bit more flavor.