July 20, 2013
C y B Toro Supremo (6 x 54)
Video review HERE.
CyB, formerly Cuenca y Blanco, cigars are made in the Joya de Nicaragua factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. They are the collaboration of Joya de Nicaragua President Dr. Alejandro Martínez Cuenca and José Blanco, formerly of La Aurora.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan, Peruvian
The cigar is well made, as you would expect. It has a nice, dense feel in the hand. Here is a shot of the foot.
The test draw after cutting the cap was effortless. Perfect draw. The initial flavors were a nice mix of sweet cedar and a fermented orange citrus, leather, and a nice amount of black pepper which I rate a 7 in intensity. The mix of cedar and citrus is about a 60/40 split. The finish is a toasted cream and it's rather short. There is a little lingering pepper.
About 3/4 inch in the burn is laser perfect. The flavors are about like they were initially. There is a sharp sweetness in the cedar and fermented orange citrus. The leather has moved up in intensity. There are also earth notes. The cigar is medium bodied. Some of the leather notes seem to drift over to the finish. The lingering pepper on the finish has also ticked up.
About 2 1/2 inches in the flavors are about the same. The cedar is what I would call a dry cedar. The orange citrus is sweet with a touch of richness. The description of "fermented" refers to a wine-like flavor. The leather is "all encompassing". It's everywhere. The earth notes are subtle. The pepper is nice and still rated at a 7 but seems to want to increase. The finish is now backed down to a sweet cream with some lingering pepper. The finish is much longer now.
In the final third the leather notes were very prominent. The dry cedar was secondary and the fermented orange citrus were third and they had decreased.
As the cigar wound down the leather is the primary flavor with some underlying earth tones. The cedar and citrus are very much decrease. You still have some sweetness from the cedar but the citrus has pretty much disappeared. There are also some dry oak notes. The cigar ended up medium to full bodied and took about 1 1/2 hours to smoke. The finish remained one of a sweet cream with some lingering pepper. The pepper on the front end remained about a 7 throughout. I like the flavors of this cigar. At times, the combination of leather, cedar, and fermented orange citrus gave you the impression of black cherry. This flavor would come and go but it was very nice when it was there. These cigars are everywhere on shelves and run around $9 each. I found this to be a very enjoyable cigar.