Archive for February 12, 2012

PERDOMO ESV.2002 SUNGROWN TORO

Posted in Cigar Reviews on February 12, 2012 by smokinjoe65

PRE LIGHT; The habano sun grown Ecuadorian  wrapper has a rustic look and an oily sheen. The vitola is well packed and firm to the touch. there’s an aroma of cedar emanating from this toro.This edition is the much-anticipated follow-up to the 1991 ESV. It didn’t disappoint.

FIRST THIRD; I was greeted with a strong sweet cedar burst.With this came  notes of spice flavor and leather.this smoke had a lot going on during the first third of this stick.The aging and melding of the filler was evident as the flavors popped on my palate.

SECOND THIRD; Through out this smoke the draw was easy and full.Plumes of grey/white smoke wafted into the air and lingered thick and sweet.the flavors gave way to a creamy spice and rich cedar. A nutty hint would surface from time to time.The ash was thick,tight,and banded.

LAST THIRD; The bodie of this vitola,wich had begun to build in the second half,continued to climb.The nutty hints continued and the sweet taste of cedar reappeared dancing on my tongue. the long finish was of black tobacco and cedar.

THE FINISH; it’s seldom that a Perdomo cigar will disapoint.This new ESV selection has lived up to its 1991 predecessor(IMO).One of the neat things about this blend is being able to purchase samplers with two of the same size and wrapper.It’s likely I may do another with a different wrapper to see the difference in taste,but I  suggest you give it a try too. After all part of the enjoyment of cigars is experimenting.Nick lets you do this and in turn showcase tabclarea perdomo. This sungrown toro is going into my rotation. you can find out more about this cigar herehttp://perdomocigars.com/  I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I do writing it and reviewing it.ALL THE BEST. SMOKINJOE.

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