Cigar Assessor

Cigar Assessor

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Miami Cigar & Company Anoranzas Toro

Size: 6 X 52

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano Oscuro

 Binder: Nicaragua (Dual Binder)

 Filler: Nicaragua

Needing a warm day to thaw out after sitting in the LA Kings practice center with the family was  what I needed to enjoy the afternoon sun along with a nice cigar, some good music and scotch. I walk over to the humidor and decided to pick a Miami Cigar and Company’s Anoranzas Toro that was recommended by a friend. Off to the pool with the kids.

Once I get the kids all set up for a couple hours of swimming, I set up my mobile office with a ritual of wooden matches, Lotus torch lighter, Xikar cutter, ash tray, camera, smartphone and computer. The music I choose is the Paris Cafe station on and the drink of the event is Glenlivet 12 year single malt.
This milk chocolate color cigar with visible veins has a more unpolished look than other cigars I usually smoke, but I never judge a cigar by its wrapper (at least before I light it). The band is too nice to be on this average looking stick. The coolest thing about the band is where it attaches is a small circle, like a button of the company’s name.

I take my prelight smell and I get hay and mushroom.  I cut off the cap and get a nice open draw of cocoa. I light the foot with a wooden match, take my first draws and my taste buds are awakened by notes of cedar. Further in this third, wood and light pepper take over the flavor. The smoke is full and the stick is burning even.

The grey ash with specks of black falls about a third of the way in.

The second third of the cigar has flavors of roasted coffee and nuts and this where the burn starts becoming uneven. The smoke is still kicking full on this stick.

The uneven burn enters the last third and when I take the band off, I notice the cigar has a pretty big crack in the wrapper.
The crack gets worse as I continue to smoke.  The wrapper opens like double doors. Leather is very strong in flavor with cedar as a minor note. Smoke is still full and the ash is hold strong.

This cigar went out with about a quarter left to go and it was in such bad shape, I didn’t bother to try and relight it.

This wasn’t an awful cigar but with many great cigars at this price point, I would skip it and get another brand. Just read my other reviews for help.
If I get my hands on another one of these, I will revisit and update this review. -March 9, 2013
                                 Robert Anthony Meyers