La Campina Toro 5 Pack
6 x 54 - Natural - Pack of 5
La Campiña cigars were inspired by the name of the quaint countryside inn where Arthur and Hal often stay in Esteli, Nicaragua. Spanish for 'countryside,' these relaxing cigars are handmade at Plasencia's Esteli factory using a medium-bodied blend of Esteli Ligero, Jalapa Viso and Honduran Jamastran Seco leaves rolled in silky Ecuadorian Connecticut wrappers. The smoke is smooth, balanced and creamy with accents of nutmeg, toasted almond, and hint of white pepper. Order your box now.
The other day, I pulled a La Campina toro out of my humidor. I hadn t had one in awhile. It reminded me of the very first one I had that made me go bananas over the brand. It tasted like the best Cuban I ve had. I don t think that I have the vocabulary to describe the taste, but it had those qualities that remind me of a tasty Cuban ... which must come from the mineral content in the soil which gives them that unique flavor. The toro burned evenly, draw was easy, construction held up and it was tasty. So, was it the cold meds I was on? Was the the age in the humidor? I don t know. Before jumping to the laptop, I thought I d try more ... I did find an unopened box of them, a partial box of the coronas, and one more loose one that had been in the humidor. The fresh one from the box and the corona tasted similar ... very good cigars, but straight ahead, no Cuban flavor. However, the one last single that had been in the humidor for a couple months did have that flavor, not as strong, that practically had me grinning, but it was unmistakeably there. So, my recommendation is to bury some of these in your humidor for awhile and sample at various stages, i.e. after 1 month, 2, 3, 6, 12 if you can hold off that long and see what the optimum aging time is. Make no mistake, IMO, it s a very good cigar as it stands, but crosses some special line when it s aged longer, properly. I would give it 100 on the taste scale, based on that one, but since the others were good and not outstanding, I ll give it a 90.
For the most part these were great cigars. BUT there is an inconsistency in strength and flavor. Some had very little flavor and some were VERY harsh.
Ok, These taste a whole lot like , Don Tomas SE, Fonseca F-50, Rocky AMS, but closest to a Perdomo Champagne,but not quite as sweet. These gems are obviously much cheaper. If you are looking for mild-med body solid, tasty smoke you are in the rt section. The ones that I got were GREAT but the tag said that they were Sept 2010. So they obviously had been chillin at famous for a little while. If ya got the time age them for a couple of months and you will realize a truly fantastic bargain. I find myself reaching for it when I'm indecisive, and I've never been let down. I think I might love the Plasencia's. La Floridita Gold , Pai Gow, La Campina I love Em!! I'm not a fan of the fuerte's or stronger blends, just my taste. However if you pleasure tended to run in that direction I'm sure the Plasencias' will have something in the wide selection that will fit your taste. Gosh I wished tellin good stuff got ya some kind of discount. I only buy @ famous and one other. Thanks for being the best. You handled a customer service issue today...no prob thank you for fixxing my issue in 5 min.