October 01, 2011

Perdomo2 Limited Edition 2008 Natural Torpedo

Perdomo2 Limited Edition 2008 Natural Torpedo (6.2x54)

Nick Perdomo decided to bring these cigars back and tweek them a bit to make them even better. I have read where this cigar's wrapper is called a natural but it is actually a Nicaraguan Cameroon wrapper. The binder and filler are all Nicaraguan. The cigar is box pressed and a nice medium brown color.

The proper pronunciation of the name is Perdomo Squared. These cigars also come in a maduro version.

Video review HERE.

The cigar feels dense and appears to be well made. The test draw was effortless. The initial flavors were sweet citrus with almonds and nice pepper.

After a minute or two the cigar had a very nice orange citrus with almonds on the back end and nice pepper. The finish at this point is sweet and long with vanilla notes with some roasted almonds.

After an inch the cigar developed a richness to the orange citrus. I love that in a cigar. The pepper is very nice. The finish is still one of vanilla and lightly roasted almonds. The cigar is very rich at this point; almost candy-like!

Normally Cameroon cigars have a caramel taste. I do not find that taste in this cigar although it is very tasty. The burn is very even. The ash is lightly colored; salt with a little pepper. The almonds on the finish have decreased at this point.

At the midpoint there seem to be some light vanilla notes combining with the orange citrus. The pepper is the perfect amount. The finish is now a vanilla and orange mix with some lingering pepper. The cigar is getting better. The almonds on the end of the orange citrus spice are back. The cigar remains very rich and sweet.

The cigar is medium bodied. At this point the cigar has a soft feel but it has not affected it's rich flavor.

To wrap up this cigar I'd simply say it's great. I love the rich orange citrus with light vanilla and lightly roasted almonds. There is a perfect amount of pepper throughout. The finish remains one of vanilla and orange. I really enjoyed this cigar. Once again Perdomo has a winner!

Score: 93

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