Carlos Torano Reserva Selecta CigarsThe Carlos Torano Reserva Selecta Cigars are some of the most lauded smokes currently made by the company. This is a cigar that has received high ratings by informal reviewers, magazines for smoking enthusiasts and reputable websites alike. The Torano name is well known in the community of cigar lovers, and for good reason. Their smokes are a testament to quality workmanship, traditional hand rolling, delicious blends and premium tobacco.

Details like the climate, aging and soil are taken into consideration when mixing the tobaccos because these variables impact the flavors that are present in the leaves. This blend found in the Carlos Torano Reserva Selecta Cigars consists of tobaccos originating from five different countries that have all been aged from between three and five years. The binder is Indonesian while the filler is Nicaraguan, Honduran and Dominican.

Featuring a golden brown Connecticut Shade wrapper that was picked for not only its attractive appearance but also its taste, the wrapper reveals the location and method of its growth. The translucent tents that filter the sunlight before it hits the leaves ensure that the end result is smooth, evenly colored, is light in tooth and has few noticeable veins.

The stogie itself is firm to the touch without being hard. An easy light paired with a level burn illustrate the quality of the overall construction. When looking for a smoke with just the right amount of resistance in the draw, Carlos Torano Reserva Selecta Cigars deliver.

The smoking experience is described as very smooth. Pre-light flavors contain hints of grass and bitterness, but those tastes disappear and settle into notes that are sweeter once smoking begins. This is a smoke that yields flavors that are sweet, creamy and mellow. Wood flavors, mostly cedar and spruce, make appearances, and some reviewers mentioned faint tastes of vanilla. The flavor profile is consistent until the final third, where it reveals faint toasty and nutty flavors with a trace of spice. The finish is short and dry but satisfying. This is a smoke that is considered mild to medium-bodied and perfect for relaxing.

Although the Torano family has factories in three countries, this smoke is only made in the Danli, Honduras location. Because the Carlos Torano Reserva Selecta Cigars are hand-rolled rather than made with machines, their filler is long leaf tobacco, which means that the leaves are whole and run the length of the smoke. The impressive packaging of this smoke consists of each stick coming encased in cedar and a tube of crystal, making them less susceptible to the conditions of their environment.

Because the diameter and length can influence the smoking characteristics, there are four vitolas available to please a range of preferences. These are the Torpedo (6 ¼” x 52), the Robusto (5” x 50), the Churchill (7 ¼” x 48) and the aptly named Petite Corona (5” x 40). Larger diameters take longer to smoke and the increased amount of filler translates to the flavor of the wrapper being less dominant. Longer cigars provide cooler smoking experiences as the smoke has more time to lose heat as it travels the length of the stogie. Carlos Torano Reserva Selecta Cigars are available in singles, boxes of five or boxes of 20.

POSTED ON Oct 14, 2017


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