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A. Turrent Triple Play

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

The cigar up for review today is called the Triple Play because the wrapper, binder, and filler are all maduro tobaccos. The only other cigar I can think of that is similar is the Camacho Triple Maduro, which I enjoyed. When I ran across the A. Turrent Triple Play, I had to pick some up.

Although I like all kinds of blends and wrappers, I still enjoy the sweet flavors a maduro cigar can have. So as always, I paired this cigar with water and offer you my thoughts.


Wrapper: San Andres Morron

Binder: Connecticut broadleaf

Filler: Nicaragua, San Andreas, Honduran Maduros

Suze: Toro 54 x 6

Price: Around $6.50


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The dark wrapper had a slight sheen look to it, along with a little toothiness and small to medium veins. There were no major flaws except for the cap was lifting from the cigar. The odor off of the wrapper a mild sweetness with a touch of hay. The foot had the same smell, with an added mild peppery spice. Overall, the cigar was firmly and evenly packed, and the draw had slight resistance. Speaking of the draw, the pre-light draw pleasant. I had a hard time picking a flavor to describe it. It was like a mild, dark sweetness.

The first third required a couple major burn corrections. After that, just a few minor touch-ups were needed. I expected some burn issues considering that this is an all maduro cigar. The ash held for about an inch.



The first third had a natural tobacco flavor with slight earthy notes. When passing smoke through the nose, there was a smooth and mild spice that was not peppery or sweet. Smoke volume was plentiful and overall this third was simple but nice.


While the second third didn’t evolve a lot, there were some minor changes. The earthy notes became a little stronger, and then faded. A woody component entered the flavor profile. The spice became a peppery and didn’t have a lot of kick. A little past the half way point, coffee flavors entered the picture.


While the first two thirds were good, it seemed like something was missing. That sweet component finally came about in the last third. It was like a dry coco and reminded me of the power you put into milk to make chocolate milk. Meanwhile, the coffee and woody notes mixed together, and the spicy pepper became a little stronger. I should mention that the sweetness would come and go.



This was a good medium to full bodied cigar. Like I said in the review, the first two thirds were enjoyable, but seemed to be missing something. Once the sweet notes kicked in, everything seemed “Complete.” If I had to pick, I would take a Camacho Triple Maduro over this one. If you are a fan of maduro cigars, I think you should at least give the A. Turrent Triple Play a try.

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