March 08, 2014

Reunion Digestivo Toro (6 x 52)







Video review HERE.


Like its cousin Aperitivo, the Reunión Digestivo’s genesis was inspired by the culinary arts. Spanish for digestif, Digestivo usually refers to: “a cocktail or other alcoholic beverage that is specifically served after a meal. The purpose of a digestif is to aid in the digestion following a meal.


Digestivo has undergone a longer and more intense fermentation process. This marked evolution brings out the natural sugars of leaf giving the Digestivo its trademark “sweeter” flavor.


Wrapper: Mexican San Andres maduro
Binder: Proprietary
Filler: Jalapa and Esteli (Nicaraguan)


Reunión Digestivo is offered in three vitolas:
Toro 6 x 52 (reviewed today)
Double Robusto 5 x 54
Corona Gorda 5.5 x 46


The cigar is a dark brown and well made. The wrapper is not very oily. Here is a shot of the foot.





The test draw after cutting the cap was almost perfect; just a bit of firmness gave the cigar an almost effortless draw.


The initial flavors were sweet raisin, dark black coffee, and black pepper rated at an 8. There are a few notes of dry toast. The finish is one of roasted nuts and cream with a little lingering pepper. The cigar is coming across as medium bodied and I expect it to get a bit fuller.


About an inch in there are now sweet cedar notes to go along with the sweet raisin, black coffee, and black pepper. The dry toast notes are subdued. The finish is unchanged. The cigar is still medium bodied.




About 1 1/2 inches in the cigar has really blossomed into a very rich, sweet cigar. The raisin and cedar notes are very sweet. The black coffee notes have taken a back seat to the sweet flavors. There are also notes of dry wood. There appear to be hints of nutmeg but they have not developed. The finish is one of a sweet cream and the lingering pepper is up. The roasted nuts on the finish are no longer there. The cigar is still medium bodied.





About 2 inches remaining. The wood notes have really come out at this point. The other flavors are about the same. The coffee notes are subdued but still there. They are not nearly as intense as it started. The finish is now one of raisin notes and cream. The cigar is still medium bodied.





The cigar ended at about 81 minutes. The notes of raisin and cedar are still sweet. There are a lot of dry, charred wood at this point. The coffee still holds a nice base. The finish has raisin, cream, and dry, charred wood. The cigar never got beyond medium bodied. The only negative point is the cigar got a little soft at the 2/3 point. Not a deal breaker but it is worth pointing out. This cigar has great, sweet flavors. If you are one who like a sweeter maduro cigar with lots of coffee notes you will like this cigar. I really enjoyed it. Seek them out. It will be worth your trouble. A tip of the hat to House of Emilio and Bodega Cigars.




Score: 93

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