Friday, November 11, 2011

A. Turrent Triple Play Gran Toro Review

Wrapper: San Andres Morron
Filler: Nicaraguan and Mexican Long filler with Honduran Maduro
Price: $8.00

A couple months ago I was walking around one of my local cigar shops when this cigar popped out at me. I have heard about it quite a bit, but never actually grabbed one. So I grabbed a couple of them on the owner’s recommendation.  I smoked one while I was there, and decided to hold the other one for review. I felt that with the couple months of age, this one would be a good one to review.

The wrapper on this cigar is a very nice shade of brown, almost like dark chocolate. The wrapper is also does not have any veins that would bother the burn pattern. The one thing that scared me about this cigar was the couple soft spots that I could easily feel. The cap was perfectly flush and cut very clean. There was also a very sweet chocolate-like aroma coming off of this cigar.

When I lit up this cigar, I was surprised at how mild it was. I was expecting a full-force punch. The start was very smooth and creamy with some subtle chocolate notes. There was a light spice that came out with some strong earthy tones. About a half inch into this cigar, the power picked up. The earth tones got much stronger, as did the chocolate flavor. There was also a nice creamy flavor remaining on the palate.

The mid-section of this cigar is where the spice picks up. There was still a good amount of earth, but the sweetness and spiciness for the focal point. There was also a mild leather flavor that started to introduce itself.  This was one of the first traditional cigars that actually left a sweet chocolate coating on my tongue.

The last couple inches of this cigar were very good. The draw actually was very sweet, and upon exhaling, there was a good amount of earthy flavors left behind.  The spice also picked up a little more as well. The finish was great. The body builds up to more of a full body and was packed with flavor.

The ash on this cigar was a medium shade of gray that was pretty flakey, but held on until about halfway through the cigar. The burn was very disappointing at first. It was uneven due to the soft spots until about halfway. I touched it up a couple times, and then I burned perfect for the last couple inches. The draw was flawless throughout the entire cigar and produces some thick smoke. There wasn’t as much smoke as I would have liked, but the smoke that was there gave off a nice earthy aroma.

I think that if you are a fan of the Camacho Triple Maduro, you may really enjoy this cigar, especially since it is much cheaper. The flavor is very good and has a medium to full body. If this cigar burned better, I would have given it a better score, but I think a 7.25 out of 10 is a good score for this one.


Zack the Stogie Man

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your write up and comments. I have come across this stick in articles and magazines and my first a torrent. Picked it up today at my cigar store. Look forward to enjoying it tonight