Perdomo Grand Cru Maduro Torpedo

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1 review for Perdomo Grand Cru Maduro Torpedo

  1. M***

    Perdomo Grand Cru Maduro Torpedo

    Origin : NicaraguaPerdomo
    Format : Torpedo
    Size : 6.0? x 54
    Wrapper : Nicaraguan Maduro
    Filler : Nicaraguan Long Filler
    Binder : Nicaraguan
    Hand-Made
    Price : $6 each

    This new offering from Perdomo is a Nicaraguan puro that is made with 100% Semilla Habano tobacco. Simply said, it is all Cuban-seed, Nicaraguan grown tobacco and they all happen to be selected from the same 2004 crop. It is offered in 4 run of the mill sizes and in three different wrappers. You can have it in a Connecticut Shade, Nicaraguan Corojo, and a Nicaraguan Maduro wrapper. I was curious when I saw it was available in a Connecticut Shade wrapper. Where was that particular wrapper grown? Do they grow that wrapper in Nicaragua? I’m not sure but I didn’t think that wrapper type is grown anywhere in that country. If it isn’t grown in Nicaragua, then that version obviously couldn’t be called a “Nicaraguan Puro” but I guess that doesn’t really matter. Back to the cigar at hand. For this review, I will be smoking the Maduro variety in the Torpedo format.

    This one started off like another Perdomo cigar. One I don’t care for. There was a bitter and metallic flavor that reminds me of sucking on a penny. Unlike that other cigar though, this one improved quickly and dramatically. After a few puffs of that unpleasant metallic taste the cigar became very earthy and leathery with a slightly tannic finish. Although not a very dynamic smoke I found it to be enjoyable. The construction was impeccable which is typical of Perdomo cigars in my experience. The Grand Cru is a medium bodied smoke and easily the most robust offering I have ever tried from Perdomo but even still it falls well short of being full-bodied. Perdomo seems to be reluctant to make a truly full-bodied smoke, but they did seem to turn it up a notch for this blend. In the last third earth was still the dominant flavor complimented by notes of black coffee with the finish turning a bit peppery.

    This was a good smoke and my hope is that the metallic start was just a fluke although it isn’t the first time I have gotten that from a Perdomo cigar. I plan to give this cigar another try soon. Outside the first few puffs I really enjoyed it.

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    • S*****

      I have been waiting to buy some of these until I look at some reviews. I did buy a few in the Corojo wrapper but have not yet smoked any. I had a few Perdomo cigars that had that metallic taste and I have yet to figure out where it comes from. Thanks for the review.

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Cigar Region Nicaragua
Filler Nicaragua
Wrapper Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Length 6
Ring Gauge 54
Vitola Torpedo
Construction Hand Made