JC Newman

June 22, 2024

Días de Gloria Brazil Toro (6 1/2 x 54)

Video review HERE.

(Description taken from Halfwheel. com website)

It’s a follow-up to the original Días de Gloria, a Nicaraguan puro that the company introduced five years ago. As the name would imply, the Días de Gloria Brazil uses some Brazilian tobacco, specifically a mata fina wrapper. Underneath is a Nicaraguan binder and fillers from Nicaragua. Días de Gloria Brazil is made at the main AJ Fernandez factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.

It is offered in five regular production sizes.

Días de Gloria Brazil Robusto (5 1/2 x 54)

Días de Gloria Brazil Corona (6 1/2 x 44)

Días de Gloria Brazil Toro (6 1/2 x 54) REVIEWED TODAY

Días de Gloria Brazil Figurado (6 1/2 x 52)

Días de Gloria Brazil Gordo (6 1/2 x 60)

The MSRP is set at $14-16 per cigar and each will come in boxes of 20 cigars.

“Días de Gloria Brazil celebrates the union of two exceptional worlds of tobacco,” says the company in a press release when the cigar was announced in March. “Honoring the rich roots of Brazil and the legacy of Nicaragua, AJ Fernandez captures the soul of traditional influences with this distinct and vibrant blend. While adorned with a Brazilian Mata Fina wrapper, AJ’s signature Nicaraguan binder & filler remains at the heart of this blend. In crafting this cigar, AJ Fernandez not only pays tribute to the glory days of tobacco but also will create new glory days for every connoisseur.”

Días de Gloria is Spanish for glory days.

The cigar is a medium brown and has a nice feel in the hand.

The test draw after cutting the cap was very good. The initial flavors at light up were a tart, sweet apple, brown sugar, a little cinnamon, and a lot of espresso. There was black pepper rated at 8. Nice, dark noted, sweet start.

At the first third (23 minutes) the ash is still intact and the cigar is burning evenly. There is a little more sweetness at this point. The notes are apple, a little influence of pear, brown sugar, light sprinklings of cinnamon, and espresso. The cigar is medium to full bodied. The finish is pear and black coffee with very good lingering black pepper. The cigar is bold, dark noted, and lots of sweet notes. I rated the first third 95.

As I moved through the second third (58 minutes) the nice sweetness has dipped a bit due to the espresso rising a little. The cigar is now full bodied. The finish is unchanged except there is a little more pear than black coffee. The lingering black pepper is still very good. The cigar continues to be very good but a slight dip in sweetness. I rated the second third 94.

The cigar lasted 1 hour 19 minutes. Nothing changed through the final third; same notes, same strength, same finish. This is very much a departure from the original Dias de Gloria. It's much bolder but very good. A nice addition to the line. I held the score of 94 for the final third. A cigar well worth trying.

Overall Score: 94.33

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