Carlos Torano Vault

I picked up a couple Vault’s at a local shop. While chatting with @cigarmonkey43, I realized that I was never really impressed with Carlos Torano cigars in the past. But lately, I have found their stuff to be enjoyable. So without further ado, here are my thoughts on the Carlos Torano Vault.


Wrapper: Nicaragua

Binder: Honduras

Filler: Nicaragua

Size: Toro 6 x 50

Price: Around $7.50


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The chocolaty looking wrapper glistened with oil. It just looked appetizing, and I could find no real flaws. The smell of the wrapper was sweet, earthy, and woody. The smell of the foot was a slight barnyard along with spice. The draw was a little snug for my liking, but wasn’t real bad. The pre-light flavor had a dark earthiness with a slight bitter note.

Almost immediately after lighting, the draw loosened up and was perfect. The ash held for just about an inch, and the burn required no corrections.

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The first third opened up with a peppery spice. A woody, almost cedary flavor dominated. The aftertaste had a slight earthy note. Eventually a slight sweet bitterness developed and closed out this third.

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The second third had an interesting sweetness. It wasn’t chocolate or caramel, but somewhere in between. The aftertaste was earthy, woody, and sweet. Retrohaling revealed a sweet spicy cinnamon that packed a nice zing. There may have even been notes of coffee in the background.

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The last third was an even mixture of the flavors. Nothing really stood out over the other. Just a well balanced flavor profile. Sweetness, wood, earthiness, coffee, and that tingly cinnamon spice.

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This was a very good, solid medium to full bodied cigar. The flavor profile was complex and challenging at times. Everything just came together – Price, construction, flavor, nothing bad to report. If you are a Torano fan or not, I think this one is worth trying.

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5 Responses to “Carlos Torano Vault”

jjo April 29th, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Thanks for another great review. As a fan of several of the Torano lines, I’ll definitely need to check this out.

Patrick April 30th, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Nice review! I recently got one of these at the Tx Cigar Festival and am now looking forward to trying it…I have the same experience with Torano that you have had. Nothing great in the past, but recent sticks have been more interesting. I really liked the Exodus 50 yrs.

MJ23 May 4th, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Thanks for the review. Long time reader, first time poster. I love your site.

Tom May 8th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Thanks all glad the review was useful!

MJ23 – Thanks for leaving a comment. Any suggestions or input is always welcome.

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