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Old 12-26-2020, 09:55 PM   #1
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Default Murcielago toro

The Murcielago line has quite a history. I remember that the first generation were made by Pepin. I remember buying a few at a B&M. They were good smokes. After the first generation, they were made at Erik Espinosa's La Zona factory. I honestly don't remember if I ever tried them. Now apparently they are being made by A.J. Fernandez? The blend and wrapper have changed on these things with each new version. The latest version has a dark maduro wrapper.

Well, whoever is making these things now, I hope they don't change a damn thing. First off, good burn and good draw. Just a few small corrections in the first 1/2".

This cigar starts off pretty 'strong', but soon settles into a nice medium 'strength' after the first 1/2". Pretty typical maduro flavors in the first half; cocoa/coffee and a bit of a woodsy flavor on the finish. Slow burner as well. I lit this baby up at 7:00 and at 7:42 I'm just reaching the halfway point.

After the halfway point, a little bit of a coconut flavor joins the cocoa and coffee. Let 'er die at around 1.5".

Final thoughts...this was not a complex cigar. But it was damn tasty and very well constructed. And you can get these for under $4/stick on C-Bid or Cigar Auctioneer. I've snagged 5-packs of these on C-Bid for $11.
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Good review of an enjoyable smoke.
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Old 12-27-2020, 10:36 AM   #3
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Default Re: Murcielago toro

Great review!! Just about everything from Espinosa smokes with bold, rich full bodied flavor and are priced very fairly imo.
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