January 17, 2016

Perdomo Factory Tour Blend Sun Grown Toro (6 x 52)

Video review HERE.

The Perfomo Factory Blend Series pays homage to the customers / retailers who have visited the Perdomo Factory in Nicaragua.  As with other recent Perdomo Cigars, the Factory Blend Series will be offered with three wrapper options: Connecticut, Sun Grown, and Maduro.  
Each of the three blends will have four vitolas – 
Robusto (5 x 52)
Toro (6 x 52) REVIEWED TODAY
Torpedo (6 1/2 x 52)
Churchill (7 x 52)

Wrapper: Jalapa Valley, Nicaraguan Sun Grown
Binder: Condega Valley, Nicaraguan
Filler: Esteli Valley, Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (Tabacalera Perdomo)

Today I am reviewing the Sun Grown Toro, a 6 x 52 offering.

The cigar is well made and has a very dense feel.

The cigar has a very large band. The test draw after cutting the cap was very good. The  initial flavors were a sweet and tangy combination of boysenberries and citrus. There was also light leather and white pepper rated at a 7 1/2.

About 1 1/2 inch in the sweet flavors are now a cherry/citrus combination. The boysenberry notes have changed over to a cherry flavor and it is quite dominant. There is still light leather and now there is coffee at the base. The finish is a custard like flavor. It is quite thick and there is a little lingering white pepper. The cigar is medium bodied at this point.

At the midpoint the pepper is changing over to a black pepper. There is also some white chocolate mixed into the front end flavors. It adds a little thicker sweetness. The pepper on the finish, which is now a black pepper, is more intense now.

With about 2 1/2 inches remaining the citrus flavors are taking the lead over the cherry type flavor. There is also some brown sugar attached to those sweet flavors. The white chocolate is at a lower level. The coffee is much more prominent now. The cigar is medium to full bodied.

The cherry notes disappeared from the last segment to now. The orange citrus notes are sweet and tangy. There is brown sugar and coffee. The leather and white chocolate notes have gone away. The cigar ended at medium to full bodied. This cigar made several changes. The finish is now a toasted cream flavor with some nice lingering black pepper. The changeover from white to black pepper was nice and got to an 8 rating. It really intensified in the final third. This is a very good cigar from Perdomo and I urge you to give it a try.

Score: 92

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