Name – Torano Vault E-021
Size – Short Robosto
Wrapper – Ecuadorian Sumatra
Tobacco Blend – USA, Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican
Pricing – $4.29
Body – Full
Band is blue with a black stripe and silver and black font.
Cigar is light brown in color with a matte finish and velvety to the touch. Minimal veins but some obvious seams and double capped.
Aroma: Scents of cedar and hay are dominant.
Type of Cut: Straight
The cold draw was with minimal resistance and tasted of straight cedar.
First Third – Initially light oak and caramel notes come to the forefront. Then mixes with some fruity flavors and red pepper that kicks the back sides of your tongue. The wood kicks up a few minutes in and hangs on through the finish. It really battles for dominance with the red pepper on your taste buds. Toward the end, the flavor turns from wood to natural tobacco. It tastes like that smell of fresh CHAW! (yes that was a Sandlot reference) Razor sharp burn. Ash is white as snow.
Second Third – Natural tobacco continues into this third with a slight milk chocolate. I must say a really smooth transition. Red pepper is still kicking around as well on the finish. After a few minutes, a sweet natural tobacco comes back. Burn was sharp, Ash fell off at about 1.5 inches.
Final Third – During the transition, a floral note steps up the sweetness and also mixed in some nutty notes. The pepper dies off completely. To finish the cigar the natural tobacco notes come back. Burn finishes a bit wavy.
Wine – Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc
Overall, I thought this Torano Vault E-021 from Torano Cigars was rather simple and to the point. Red pepper and tobacco were the recurring notes of this stick even though some minor flavors took me off on some small curves. Good small stick for someone with time constraints and/or someone who is not used to smoking a cigar.
Cigar Coop – 92pts.
About Torano Cigars – www.toranocigars.com