CAO Hommage to Nicaragua Gran Toro


  • 2:17:14 PM

    Wrapper: Oily/smooth

  • 0 min

    Band: Attractive

  • 2 min

    A beautiful cigar to look at. A bit bigger than I usually care for but it was a gift - and a very nice one at that.

  • 4 min

    A bit strange, an hommage to Nicaragua that isn't a Nicaraguan puro but I guess they had their reasons at CAO.

  • 4 min

    Herbs/spices

  • 4 min

    Wood

  • 5 min

    The first flavors are very nice, strong herbs and some wood.

  • 5 min

    Herbs/spices

  • 7 min

    Animal

  • 7 min

    Wood

  • 10 min

    Wood

  • 18 min

    Herbs/spices

  • 18 min

    Pepper

  • 21 min

    Herbs/spices

  • 26 min

    Herbs/spices

  • 27 min

    After about an inch, the flavors are subduing. Silence before the storm?

  • 30 min

    Vegetal

  • 34 min

    Sweet

  • 44 min

    Nuts/beans

  • 44 min

    Earth

  • 62 min

    Herbs/spices

  • 62 min

    Vegetal

  • 84 min

    Sweet

  • 84 min

    Nuts/beans

  • 94 min

    Nuts/beans

  • 96 min

    I'm a bit disappointed in this cigar. The flavors are not as outspoken as I had hoped and the construction, while OK, is not the best.

  • 96 min

    It's not a bad cigar, though. Maybe my expectations for an "hommage" were simply too high.

  • 97 min

    Draw: Good

  • 97 min

    Burn: Good

  • 97 min

    Ash: Good

  • 97 min

    Strength: Strong

  • Result
    Appearance 75
    Construction 75
    Complexity 63
    Dynamics 83
    Strength 75
    Total 74
Production Details

Brand Owner
General Cigar Company, Inc.
Factory
STG EstelĂ­
Wrapper
Ecuadorian Habano
Binder
Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler
Honduras, Nicaragua Jalapa, Condega and Esteli
Size
6 x 58
Status
Discontinued 2019

Ratings

Score Percentile Rank
74 48 79

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