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"Beauty with occasional wrapper problems"
Excellent flavor, top of the line stick. Cocoa and occasional muddy coffee flavors, plenty of smooth, rich spice (as in, it won't burn a hole in your tongue). Burn and draw are good, though the burn can get a bit off. In the three Virtuoso's I have thoroughly enjoyed over the last week or so, one wrapper fell apart, and the other two had burn issues (wrapper no burning very consistently). Flavor and looks are exceptional and very consistent.
Mark in Denver, CO July 26, 2010
The Best Cigar on the planet. Taste, Burn, Smell,Price. No cigar can match the Carlos Torano Virtuoso Forte line.
Richard in Secaucus, NJ November 7, 2008
"This cigar is 'rasty' and needs some help"
This cigar seemed 'rasty' (real-nasty) to me. It wouldn't stay lit. I think some time in my bourbon humidor would render it more fit for my taste.
Gerald in Lexington September 11, 2008
This one is best after a good dinner.What a desert.
Craig in The Great Northwest (OR) June 14, 2008
"Just A Great Smoke"
Cigars are my passion. I spend close to $5,000.00 a year on boutique cigars (mostly collecting, but smoking a few too). This past year I've taken an interest in the entire Carlos Torano line. Overall, I am impressed with the quality construction and tobaccos used by the Torano family. Sometimes I'm frustrated with the uneven burn (due to their thick sun grown wrapper) which occasionally occurs with this particular line, but then I look at the consistency of the construction, aroma, flavor, and value I've enjoyed while smoking these sticks and feel good about it. In fact, I've chosen this line as my daily smoke.
BigD in Medford OR October 7, 2007
"Good cigar, BAD burn"
I've ordered probably a dozen boxes of various Torano's over the last year and a half. Always a great value. The Virtuoso has great flavor, looks great, draws well, BUT the the burn on my last box was abysmal. I haven't changed lighters, cut method, or humidor conditions, so I figure it's the cigar. I'm pretty disappointed. Maybe they were rolled on a Monday?
Red in Santa Cruz CA August 23, 2007
"Fantastic! - Torano's best - IMHO"
This is the smoothest stick I've burned. Not for the mild smoker though. Spice, wood and some cocoa, a complex smoke. Visually, a piece of eye candy. Construction, burn and draw was excellent. A great smoke with cognac. Do yourself a favor and burn one! My current favorite cigar.
Mike in Lancaster,Pa June 1, 2007