Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Robusto/Toro
Size : 159 x 21 mm
Ring : 52
Weight : N/A
Price : ~$8/piece
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A nice cigar to start an evening with, this Toro is gentle and obedient and provides a pleasant flavor yet lacks originality. The Griffin's Maduro doesn't really surprise you, that's a stogie you can always count on.
A massive, imposing cigar with a flashy band. Soft and smooth, the wrapper is not really flawless, a few veins are clearly visible.
Pre-draw correct, with slightly spicy flavors of wood and verdure.
The beginning is very agreeable, I was instantly welcomed by soft wood scents (which will be present all the long). The draw is somewhat tight but gets better in the second third, when wood and cedar flavors become stronger and mix with coffee and black pepper notes. The flavor is then rich but a little static, although it doesn't hurt the overall sensation. I especially liked the smoke Griffin's Maduro Toro was producing in the second third, it was truly amazing.
You don't really notice when you're getting to the last third, the stick keeps the same flavors and does not reveal anything new.
Not quite a cheap cigar, Griffin's Maduro Toro, produced by Davidoff, has an average price/quality relationship. This is not one of my favorites, yet it certainly deserves a place in the humidor.
Overall Rating :
The creators of this cigar definitely though about the end smoker and they did a good job, that's for sure. As I have already said, there is a well-considered bouquet of flavors which are more than pleasant. However, it lacks (just a little) depth. Might be a good cigar for a beginner, too.