La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Tabaqueros Toro

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1 review for La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Tabaqueros Toro

  1. Matt

    La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Tabaqueros Toro

    Origin : Dominican RepublicLa Gloria Cubana
    Format : Toro
    Size : 6.0? x 50
    Wrapper : Connecticut Shade/Ecuadorian Sumatra
    Filler : Dominican and Honduran
    Binder : Secret
    Price : $7 each

    La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Tabaqueros Toro is a bit gimmicky but it does exactly what it is advertised to do. This cigar uses two wrappers, a Connecticut Shade wrapper at the foot with an abrupt transition to an Ecuadorian grown Sumatran wrapper for about the last 2/3rds of the cigar. It starts off fairly mild with creamy coffee notes and a bit of hay and then picks up in strength and body once you hit the Sumatran wrapper where there is a bit of pepper and leather and earth with what I thought was a slightly overbearing finish. Maybe even a little harsh at times. I found it to be a well made cigar. The burn was amazingly slow. It took a long time to smoke this Toro. I’d rate this stogie overall as “good”.

    There was something about the two wrapper setup and that transition from the mild smoke to a more medium bodied experience that I am unsure about. I cannot put my finger on it, but it is different from the changes and nuances of a well blended and complex cigar that only uses one wrapper. I’ve struggled with it but haven’t come up with a good explanation for my feeling on it. Still, this LGC is a decent smoke and the gimmick is legit and so it it is worth trying at least once for the experience.

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    • Zen Cigar

      My Review of the La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Tabaqueros Toro

      The idea behind the line is an appetizer and main course all-in-one. The 1st third has a Connecticut Shade wrapper – the appetizer, while the rest has an Ecuadorian Sumatran wrapper – the main course.

      The wrapper joint is obscured by the band which is oddly on the bottom third of the cigar, making it seem that you may be smoking it upside down. I remove the band and notice the seam. It is straight as an arrow – the construction looks real nice on this one. It is also very firm to the touch but with a satisfactory pre-light draw.

      It starts off as expected, mild. There are creamy woody notes and a hint of leather. It was fine, I just found myself waiting for the next 2/3rds.

      The next 2/3rds was very much vintage LGC. Slightly spicy, with some coffee thrown in for good measure, it had nice flavor and balance. I would not call it full or med-full, it was a nice solid medium body cigar. It doesn’t change too much during the last third, although it does get a little more coffee-y (new word) and picks up some cocoa notes.

      All in all it’s a good cigar just a little uninteresting at times.

      Rating: 85 (B)

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Cigar Region Dominican Republic
Filler Connecticut Shade, Ecuadorian Sumatra
Wrapper Connecticut Shade, Ecuadorian Sumatra
Binder Dominican, Honduran
Length 6
Ring Gauge 50
Vitola Toro
Construction Hand Made