Cigar of the Week: Nicaraguan Selection 3000 Torpedo
The filer & binder consist of diverse Nicaraguan tobaccos (EstelÃ, Condega, Jalapa) box-pressed inside dark, Ecuadorian-grown Habano wrappers. This cigar starts out with a spicy punch, then rounds out offering earthy, woody, and nutty flavors. The smoke is very smooth and well-balanced, which keeps these cigars from seeming too overpowering. Once you hit the halfway mark, the flavors begin to caramelize, becoming much spicier with a dash of espresso in the mix. The last act is all flavor bomb. Take your time with this cigar and you'll appreciate it much more, too.
If you're into milder cigars, you may want to pass on these, but if you're the adventurous type, go for it. Based on my experience, the Torpedoes will shed a little spiciness with some extended home aging.
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.Show all Gary Korb's Articles