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Don Lopez El Toro Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, February 12, 2014
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Don Lopez El Toro Cigar Review

This 6×52 stick features a dark tan oily firmly packed wrapper with small veins, tight seams, slight tooth, triple cap and rich sweet hay aroma. First light reveals a very tight draw with minimal smoke output just giving a bitter vegetable grass like flavor. The first third unfortunately doesn’t improve, keeping the very tight draw, mild-medium body, just dialing back the bitterness a touch. Hitting the 1/2 way point 35 minutes in…no change yet. Burn time is slow and the line is perfect though, with the ash falling in a solid third chunk. Just a few minutes later still in the 2nd third at the 45 minute mark things improve! The draw opens ever so slightly, still snug – but smoke output rises and flavors completely change. On the draw its a sweet dried cherry and dark wood flavor, with the wood going oily and thick through the finish. The last third starts off by changing the flavors again, going to a smooth nut on the draw then adding a bright almost metallic nut through the finish. Ending at 1:25 where it started getting hot, the flavors continued to develop to a sweet sharp nuttiness with a very long finish. Thank you very much to Don Lopez Cigars for sending this in for review!

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