May 29, 2011

Torano Exodus 1959 Gold robusto

Torano Exodus 1959 Gold robusto (5x52)

The Exodus 1959 commemorates the Exodus of expert Cuban cigar families and their impact on the cigar industry after the nationalization of all tobacco farms and cigar factories by the Cuban government in 1959. The ToraƱos were one of those families. This cigar has rich and bold flavors with a dynamic blend of tobaccos from five different countries.
Wrapper: Nicaragua
Binder: Honduras
Filler: Dominican Republic/Honduras/Mexico/Nicaragua/Costa Rica
Video review HERE.
The cigar is a dark brown. It is box pressed. The draw was very good. Very sharp box press. I like to smoke box pressed cigars slowly so that they will burn evenly. At light up there were lightly sweet grapefruit notes, vanilla and some almond on the back end. The finish is long with vanilla.
The cigar quickly change to rich orange and vanilla with nice pepper, and the finish has taken on a raw almond flavor. At this point I was only 1/2 inch in.
After about an inch the cigar had rich orange citrus with light vanilla notes which added richness and some almond. The pepper is very good and it lingers on the palate. The finish changed to a rich vanilla at this point. 60% of the flavor in the spice is orange citrus, 25% vanilla, and the remaining flavor is almond.
 After removing the band the spice changed to a tart grapefruit mixed with the orange. The finish is more almond at this point. The pepper is still very good. The finish is changing from vanilla to almond. It has a richness to it in either case.
Near the end the cigar had a mix of orange citrus and grapefruit with subtle vanilla. The almonds appear to be more prominent. The pepper remained very good. This is not my first Exodus 1959 but it is current production. It appears to be on par with others from the past.
Score: 91

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