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Carlos Torano Vault

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

I picked up a couple Vault’s at a local shop. While chatting with @cigarmonkey43, I realized that I was never really impressed with Carlos Torano cigars in the past. But lately, I have found their stuff to be enjoyable. So without further ado, here are my thoughts on the Carlos Torano Vault.


Wrapper: Nicaragua

Binder: Honduras

Filler: Nicaragua

Size: Toro 6 x 50

Price: Around $7.50


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The chocolaty looking wrapper glistened with oil. It just looked appetizing, and I could find no real flaws. The smell of the wrapper was sweet, earthy, and woody. The smell of the foot was a slight barnyard along with spice. The draw was a little snug for my liking, but wasn’t real bad. The pre-light flavor had a dark earthiness with a slight bitter note.

Almost immediately after lighting, the draw loosened up and was perfect. The ash held for just about an inch, and the burn required no corrections.

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The first third opened up with a peppery spice. A woody, almost cedary flavor dominated. The aftertaste had a slight earthy note. Eventually a slight sweet bitterness developed and closed out this third.

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The second third had an interesting sweetness. It wasn’t chocolate or caramel, but somewhere in between. The aftertaste was earthy, woody, and sweet. Retrohaling revealed a sweet spicy cinnamon that packed a nice zing. There may have even been notes of coffee in the background.

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The last third was an even mixture of the flavors. Nothing really stood out over the other. Just a well balanced flavor profile. Sweetness, wood, earthiness, coffee, and that tingly cinnamon spice.

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This was a very good, solid medium to full bodied cigar. The flavor profile was complex and challenging at times. Everything just came together – Price, construction, flavor, nothing bad to report. If you are a Torano fan or not, I think this one is worth trying.

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