Cigar Assessor

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

San Lotano Connecticut Toro

Size 6 X 52

Wrapper: Ecuadorian grown Connecticut

Binder: Honduran

Filler: Dominican/Honduran/Nicaraguan

The weekend came early on this first day of March. The kids were released early from school and it was 77 degrees on this clear sunny day in Los Angeles. What better than to sit by the pool with a San Lotano Connecticut Toro while the kids splashed around in the pool? Too early to break out the single malt so a Virgil’s Micro Brewed Cream Soda will be a nice accompaniment to this light cigar. Some jazz trumpet playing in the background on and all is right in the world.
Examining this stick fresh out of the wrapper reminded me of a spring roll from my favorite Thai restaurant. Light brown with medium veins. Placing the cigar under my nose and barnyard hay scents filled my nostrils.

Clipping the cap with my Xikar cutter and a crack appeared close to the cap. Nothing major. I take a draw and it draws very smooth with no leakage from the crack.

Lighting the foot with a single match, my mouth immediately filled with an earthy flavor of smoke. A few more draws of thick creamy smoke and I taste hints of leather and hay.

Beautifully mingled colors of grey ash falls around the 1/3 mark. The draw and burn continues to be flawless as the flavors of roasted almonds and coffee dominate this cigar. The creamy smoke continues to flow thick throughout.


I didn't want this cigar to end as I pinched what I could hold onto but feeling the heat on my lips I knew it was time to place this cigar down and call it a day.

The smooth flavors of this cigar never became overpowering on this beautiful afternoon and the burn never needed a touch up.

I never was a fan of Connecticut wrappers until I smoked this cigar over a year and half ago. I have never been disappointed with San Lotano’s Connecticut cigar. - March 1, 2013

                           Robert Anthony Meyers

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