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Los Nietos Cigars-Luca Del Toro

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

The Luca Del Toro blend was created by George Rico exclusively for Los Nietos Cigars. It is available exclusively at Olde Punta Gorda Cigar shop or online at the Los Nietos website. This is not a typical cigar shop “House Blend.” It is basically a small boutique brand with only a couple distribution points.

Joel Sorrentino was kind enough to contact me, and offered to send some samples to review. I figured why not, this is a cigar review site after all. After a few weeks of rest in my humidor, I paired the Lucia Del Toro with water and offer you my thoughts.


Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano Hybrid

Binder: Honduras

Filler: Honduras

Size: Toro Pequeno 5.5 x 52

Price: $6.00


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The wrapper was a little toothy, with bumps here and there. There were a few small to medium sized veins, and the seams were hard to find (not a bad thing). The odor from the wrapper was woody and sweet with a slight spice. The foot had a similar odor, but leaned more towards earthy. Overall the cigar was pretty evenly packed, and bounced back when squeezed. The pre-light draw was free, and had notes of earth, mild pepper, and wood.

The burn got a little wavy from time to time but needed no corrections. The ash held for a little over an inch.

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The first third had a nice spicy zing when passing smoke through the nose. The aftertaste was a mild earthiness. There was a nice mixture of flavors – Wood, coffee, and a chocolaty sweetness. Nothing really dominated the flavor profile. It was basically a nice mixture of flavors.

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Second third: The peppery spicy zing went down a notch in terms of strength and became very sweet. The earthiness went away almost completely. The dominant flavor was sweet chocolate. Behind that were the woody and coffee notes I mentioned in the first third.

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The last third: While there was still a nice spice when passing smoke through the nose, it really mellowed and became almost creamy. Dominant flavors would change from draw to draw. Sometimes it was sweet chocolate, other draws were like coffee with sugar. The aftertaste was creamy and coated the mouth and lips with a cinnamon spice.

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This was a very good medium to full bodied cigar. I smoked about 5 of these are they are consistent in flavors and construction. This is a nice boutique brand worth paying attention to, and is easily worth the price. For the price, I would consider them box worthy. Thanks to Joel and Los Nietos for letting me try these cigars. I’d recommend them for sure.

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