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Cigar of the Week: Famous Value Line Nicaraguan #300 Toro
Famous Value Line Nicaraguan Toro #300
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Size/Strength: 6″ x 50 / Medium
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo
Filler & Binder: Nicaraguan Habano
Presentation: Bundle of 20 cigars
At last week’s Famous Cigar Expo “Cigarnival” I was asked to help handout some cigars to the attendees. One of them was a Famous Value Line Nicaraguan #300 Toro. Fortunately, I also had a chance to smoke this puro, which is made at Tabacalera Protalasa.
As I handed them out I noticed that the construction of these cigars was excellent. The wrappers were all even in color and feeling along the length of each cigar, I also noticed how well packed it was. There were hardly any soft spots and the caps were nicely finished. “Impressive,” I said to myself. The blend consists of an all Nicaraguan Habano core rolled in attractive Nicaraguan Corojo wrappers.
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
* Price shown at date of posting. Prices are subject to change.