March 07, 2015

Mia Dora Toro (6 x 50)

Video review HERE.

Gary Griffith of House of Emilio Cigars has a new cigar that is very dear to him. The Mia Dora cigar is a tribute to the woman in his life who he loves, Dora Paoletti Lilly. The cigar bands feature a theme dedicated to the town of Ascoli Piceno - the birthplace of Dora.

The boxes are embossed in gold, while the cigar bands feature a theme dedicated to the town of Ascoli Piceno in Italy, birthplace of the ancestors of the love of Griffith's life, Dora.

These cigars are made in the A. J. Fernandez factory.

Wrapper: Habano
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler; Nicaraaguan

Available sizes:
Coronita: 5 1/2 x 44
Robusto: 5 x 50
Toro: 6 x 50 (REVIEWED TODAY)

The cigar has a nice oily Habano wrapper. The cigar is well made. 

 The test draw after cutting the cap was very good. The initial flavors were orange citrus and boysenberry. There was black pepper rated at an 8. There was a touch of dry wood also. Nice start.

About 1 1/4 inch in the citrus notes now combine with brown sugar and black coffee. There are still notes of dry wood. The cigar is a little past medium bodied. The finish is a sweet cream with a touch of lingering black pepper.

About another inch along and the flavors are changing again. They are now sweet cedar, brown sugar, cream, and graham cracker. The flavors are jumping around but they improve each time. The coffee is holding the base. The finish is a toasted cream and the lingering pepper has improved. The cigar is still leaning a little past medium bodied. 

At the band the cigar has changed again. I would call this a complex cigar. There is a sweet cedar, brown sugar and now there are roasted nuts. The finish is still a toasted cream with some roasted nuts. The black pepper continues to increase on the finish. The cigar is very close to medium to full bodied.

The cigar ended much like the last segment; sweet cedar, brown sugar, roasted nuts, and coffee. The cigar was pretty much medium to full bodied. The black pepper was very good on both ends. The finish was toasted cream with some roasted nuts and lots of lingering black pepper. This has been a complex cigar with lots of changes. Dora should be very proud of the cigar Gary named for her. Look for these on shelves at shops that sell House of Emilio Cigars.  

Score: 91

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