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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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