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Toscano Classico Cigar Review

Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013 in Cigar Reviews

Toscano Classico Cigar Review

This 6×34 perfecto features a very dark chocolate thick and lumpy wrapper, definitely hand-rolled. It has big veins, big seams, both open ends and a thick toothy wrapper. It’s constructed of Italian and Kentucky flame cured leaves. First light reveals a very snug draw that i massaged a bit to normal, finally producing good smoke output with mild-medium oily damp must tobacco flavors with the same plus a touch of pepper zing through the long finish. The first third quickly develops to a rich, thick, oily, sweet, musty, peppery tobacco. The finish is long and of the same, construction is great. Hitting the 1/2 way point 40 minutes in, the only change is the body creeping up to medium-full. Ending at just over an hour where it started getting very warm, it proved to be a very consistent smoke! Thank you very much to ItalianSmokes.com for sending this sample in for review!

  • zanlamb

    I’ve never smoked anything as slim as this. I always thought they wouldn’t last any time. Wrong again!!

  • tglynnus

    That was a very interesting cigar, I think I will have to try one. They don’t look terribly expensive on their website, so I’ll give it a shot. Thanks for reviewing something that’s a bit out of the ordinary!!

    • http://www.italiansmokes.com ItalianSmokes

      Try them out with the special 10% discount for all Cigar Obsession readers, use coupon code: CIGOBS10

      Happy Smoking! ;)

  • capital75757

    Where I live (in southern Ontario) European brands of cigars are generally rare.

    It is interesting to see you smoke far-away cigars and review them because I won’t likely be able to.

  • Boucher207

    Im a big fan of the rough rolled cigars like this, ill have to see if i can get my hands on one. Thanks again for the review.

    On another note, my House Bleds from Cigar.com came in, ill be smoking a couple this weekend. Hope there is a good one in there haha

    • http://www.italiansmokes.com ItalianSmokes

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  • Jay D.

    Toscano’s! I had the chance to try the Classico’s on my honeymoon to Rome last year. The gentleman who helped me out at La Casa Del Habano (beautiful B&M by the way http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWZ6X9JArUo) had told me that Toscano’s are the go to daily smoke for many of the locals, perfect opportunity to say “When in Rome.”

    Another interesting thing he pointed out was that you could either smoke the whole cigar in one sitting, or you could snip the cigar in the middle for 2 shorter smokes; and because of the type of roll and treatment there was no worry of the leaf unraveling.

    Your review was on par my thoughts on the cigar. Definitely goes well with a glass of Tempranillo.

    • http://www.italiansmokes.com ItalianSmokes

      That’s right Jay D… When in Rome, do as the Romans do – Smoke a Toscano! ;)

      As you mentioned, Toscano cigars can be smoked in 2 ways:
      - Intero, which means “whole” in Italian, alla Maremma (i.e. the cowboy style, such as Clint Eastwood in the Spaghetti Westerns). In fact, Clint was smoking one of these since Sergio Leone was a big Toscano fan.

      - Ammezzato, which means “halved” in Italian, is more of the John Wayne style of smoking a Toscano. It’s great if you’ve less time and prefer the more intense experience. This range of Toscano cigars is called Toscanello https://www.italiansmokes.com/categories/Toscanello-Cigars/

      Now, enjoy the special 10% discount for all Cigar Obsession readers, use coupon code: CIGOBS10 at https://www.italiansmokes.com/

  • MaxDuo

    I’ve had a pack of 5 of these sitting in my humidor about two weeks or so now….. I’m about to go insane wanting to try one! :)

    • JJO

      Light up! Bryan sent me one in the sampler I won. I suggest taking your time with it. I cut mine in half and got 35 minutes down to the last 1/2″ (Bryan’s smoke times are always quite a bit shorter than mine). Pretty damned good for a skinny 3-1/2″ stick. Tasty little smoke with a clean finish. I’ll have to get more, but it looks like they’re out of stock right now.

      • MaxDuo

        Awesome, finally had it 2 nights ago. I didn’t have the tight draw issues Bryan experienced. I’m not sure how long it lasted, but it seemed to start quick then last forever. Definitely very enjoyable. Looks like I got it at the right time if they are out of stock!

        I’ll probably order a few more after I get a few different sticks, along with a few other sticks. Definitely recommend others try it out, very nice stick.