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Cigar of the Week: Famous Value Line Nicaraguan #300 Toro

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I didn’t get to smoke the cigar until this past Monday. Even knowing that Protalasa makes some excellent cigars, I kept my expectations neutral. However, the cap clipped-off neatly, the pre-light draw was earthy and sweet, and when lit, the smoke was pleasantly smooth with flavors of sweet wood, roasted nuts, plus a hint of nutmeg and coffee bean. In was not only well-balanced, it was surprisingly complex, too. I looked up the price of the cigars and it was even more surprising. (They’re currently on sale for $29.95 through September 30.)*

“What a great everyday cigar this would make,” I thought, “Especially at a price like this.”

The smoke was smooth, solidly medium-bodied, and burned nicely. If there was any downside to this cigar, it did turn somewhat bitter in the last couple of inches. But to be fair, it had to withstand a number of relights, because I had to put it down at times and it would go out. That said, this is a terrific value, especially for cigar smokers who have to keep an eye on their budget. Definitely worth a try, since IMO you have little to lose, and a lot to look forward to.

See pricing and applicable offers for all Value Line 300 Nicaraguan cigars

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* Price shown at date of posting. Prices are subject to change.

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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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