My Father La Gran Oferta Toro

Have a Cigar: My Father La Gran Oferta Toro

Name: My Father La Gran Oferta Toro

Country: Nicaragua

Shape: Parejo

Size: Toro (6 inches x 50)

Strength: Medium to Full

A cigar with a nice complexity that comes with a harmony of notes, including wood, cayenne, earth, and coffee. It was nicely paired with Johnnie Walker Black Label.

Branding: Good. Nothing too impressive to talk about except the name. It has a “Godfather” feel, which I like.

Construction: Good.

Pre-light: Promising and sexy.

Cut: Straight cut, no problems.

Burn: Mostly even. I didn’t have major problems. Fixed it a couple of times.

Duration: 60 minutes.

Draw: Great.

Smoke: Generous.

Ash: Good.

Flavor: Notes of wood, medium-roast coffee, earth, cayenne.

Bellas Artes Maduro Toro at Mareva Club.

Have a Cigar: Bellas Artes Maduro Toro

Name: Bellas Artes Maduro Toro

Country: Nicaragua

Shape: Box-Pressed

Size: Toro (6 inches x 54)

Strength: Medium to Full

With my wife and friends, having drinks and smoking cigars in a lounge on a Saturday evening.

My first cigar was done, and I was ready to light a second one. I walked in the humidor and spent a good ten minutes there. I had no idea what I wanted other than I felt like smoking something new. I looked around. One of the shop owners was there trying to help me by showing me the new arrivals, but I wasn’t in the mood to try something too new or too fancy. Then I spotted the Bellas Artes Maduro Toro and picked it up.

“This looks good. A brand by A.J. Fernandez? Never tried it. I’ll give it a try now.”

Branding: Shiny and classy. Impressive name.

Construction: No weak spots. Very well done.

Pre-light: I got notes of sugar cane, Arabic coffee, and vanilla.

Cut: Straight cut.

Burn: Even throughout. Never went off.

Duration: 90 minutes.

Draw: Good, but a little firm.

Smoke: Good, but it wasn’t generous until the second half.

Ash: Beautiful.

Flavor: Notes of earth, sugar cane, light roast coffee, and black pepper.

Domaine Wardy Cinsault 2016

Lebanese Wines: Domaine Wardy Cinsault 2016

Name: Domaine Wardy – Cinsault 2016
Type: Red Wine
Grapes: Cinsault
Year: 2016
Country: Lebanon
Region: Bekaa Valley


Date Consumed: January 22, 2023

I’m not a big Cinsault fan, but I’ll give this one a 75/100. Apparently, it is a gold medalist and has won many awards. What I liked about it is its complexity. I got notes of raspberry, pomegranates, wood, and subtle hints of cayenne and black pepper.