Video review HERE.
I was contacted by CigarsCity.com and asked if I would review the Ave Maria Immaculata Toro because he had not seen a review on the cigar. I said yes, I would be happy to review the cigar.
These cigars are sold by online retailers and made in the Tabacalara Fernandez factory.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
The cigar sports one of the most beautiful bands I've ever seen. It is quite ornate. Look at the detail.
The cigar has an average feel in the hand. Here is a shot of the foot.
The test draw after cutting the cap was very good. The initial flavors were sweet cedar with berry notes, graham cracker, and cinnamon. The pepper is a white pepper rated at a 7.
3/4 inch into the cigar the flavors are changing. There are now nutmeg notes combining with the berry notes along with graham cracker notes. There are dry wood and coffee notes that have come into play. The cigar is mild bodied at this point. The finish is a sweet cream with just a touch of lingering white pepper. The cigar is burning evenly.
Close to the midpoint the flavors keep changing. Now there are sweet cedar notes with berries, dry wood, and coffee. The nutmeg notes have gone away. There is a slight tangy flavor to the cedar also. The finish is unchanged. The cigar is moving toward mild to medium bodied. This cigar keeps making changes.
With less than 2 inches remaining there are leather notes. These started out very subtle just after the midpoint and built up. With all these changes I would call this a complex cigar. It keeps changing.
The flavor notes kept changing all the way to the end. Now they are sweet cedar, leather, coffee, and dry wood. The finish is still a sweet cream with a little more lingering white pepper. The cigar ended at mild to medium bodied. Although the cigar is on the mild side it had some very nice flavor notes. One thing of importance about this cigar is you must smoke it slowly to avoid any bitterness. This would make a very good morning cigar or your first cigar of the day.