Name: Bellas Artes Maduro Toro
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.
Flavor: Notes of earth, sugar cane, light roast coffee, and black pepper.