Origin : Honduras
Format : Super Toro
Size : 6 x 58
Wrapper : Honduran Corojo
Binder : Nicaragua
Filler : Dominican Republic, Honduras
Price : $8.99 each
Hello fellow brothers of the leaf (and maybe a few sisters), and welcome to another cigar review from The Tollaficionados. Returning from business on the road and back in his easy chair is Nick Sr, my cohort, my friend and my Dad.
We decided to go not only private label on this review, but also local. You see, we live in the same town as the #1 Rocky Patel dealer in New England, Doc James Cigars & Golf. Being that they have such a solid relationship with Mr. Patel, who is often at events thrown by Doc James, it was only natural to approach him with the idea of a private label cigar.
So, in 2006 Rocky Patel decided to produce a private label line exclusively for Doc James Cigars & Golf named DeSiena. In the stable are a Connecticut, a Pennsylavania Broadleaf Maduro and a Corojo. We chose to review the Corojo.
A 6 x 58 Super Toro with a fantastic aroma both pre and post light. This is a medium bodied cigar made with Dominican and Honduran filler. The binder is Nicaraguan, and it has a flawless Corojo wrapper. Brick & Mortar Price Point: $8.99.
On the light we experienced a milder than expected flavor. Pleasant, but mild. But this didn’t last long. The cigar expanded its profile to become much more potent than its start, and layed the smack down on our tongues with a subtle sweetness. (Why not use the vernacular of another famous Rocky, The Rock of WWE, and now Disney film fame.) Anyway peeps, the cigar became much better, loosing some of the bitterness that one often gets when a cigar is presenting a milder smoke.
OK. Halfway point and holding steady. Great construction from an aesthetic point of view: great cap construction, great Corojo color and as I have mentioned, a nice aroma. I had a very small issue with a tight draw, but it only lasted a moment. Most likely a result of my not plugging the cigar deep enough in preparation for ignition. Dad had a few cracks, but with the crisp New York air at a nipple tweaking 40 degrees and us enjoying our DeSienas outside, it was to be expected.
The finish was slightly sweet and pleasant, leading us to agree that this was one to return to. Dad expressed it best when he said, “That was a solid $8.99 cigar”. Don’t expect the world from it, just enjoy its positive qualities while avoiding breaking the bank. This stick won’t let you down. Great as a daily go-to cigar.
Until next time…
Here’s Wishing You A Long Ash!