Cigar Ratings & Reviews

Cigar Review: Perdomo Exhibición Toro Grande

Reading Time: < 1 minute

Draw: Just a bit snug before lighting. Loosened up a bit afterwards.

Pre-light flavor: Somewhat grassy and spicy.

Toasting & Light: Cigar toasted and lit well with little effort. First puffs were creamy, thick and chewy with a sweet aroma and sweet-nutty flavor.

Base flavors: Roasted nuts, earthiness, sweet tobacco, and a note of toffee.

Retrohale: Peppery, but not spicy-hot peppery

Aroma: Dynamite. Especially when you’re just pulling the cigar away from your lips and that excess smoke is swirling around you.

Burn / Ash Quality: This cigar offered a decent burn that revealed a semi-firm grey ash.

Balance of flavors: Excellent

Consistency: Superior

General Observations: This cigar smoked great and hit on all cylinders in terms of flavor. Just one glitch. During the last third, the wrapper cracked and began to unravel. (I think it was a combination of the cigar being over humidified and toking on it too often.) I was able to fix part of it with some cigar roller’s glue, but a lot of binder was exposed. In spite of that, the cigar maintained an excellent balance of flavor. Normally, I would’ve written it off and smoked another, but it really hung in there. Eventually, the cigar caught up to the wrapper and it was smooth sailing again from there.

Summary: If I had to compare this cigar to another Perdomo it would have to be the 10th Anniversary Champagne. The flavors are similar, as is the wrapper. This could easily become an everyday smoke for me. Moreover, I would definitely recommend it to new cigar smokers or others seeking an affordably-priced cigar that’s mild, yet full-flavored.


Rating:?? ????

Rating scale?
? = Fair to Middling?
?? = Good?
??? = Very impressive
???? = Excellent
????? = Spectacular!

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Gary Korb

Gary Korb

Executive Editor

Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for 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
cigar advisor news - cao cigars rick rodriguez retires - cover


Reading Time: 2 minutes CAO Cigars blender and brand ambassador, Rick Rodriguez, is retiring from the label after 22 years. His early mentors, Benji Menendez, Daniel Nuñez, and Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, helped put him on a path that would win Rick top rating scores and scores of good friends.

Read More
cigar advisor nowsmoking cigar review davidoff chefs edition 2021 cover image

#NowSmoking: Davidoff Chefs Edition 2021

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s a super-premium Davidoff that comes with some cool swag – but do the blend’s flavors justify its hefty price tag? Cigar Advisor’s Jared Gulick burns one to find the answer and discovers some surprises along the way. Follow along with his video cigar review inside to see his verdict!

Read More
Fan Mail Cigar Questions Answered Part 42 Cigar Advisor Cover

Fan Mail: Even More of Your Burning Cigar Questions, Answered (Part 42)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Three more fan questions. Three more fan answers! See our quick video answers to questions about how many Boveda packs a humidor needs, tackle the difference between distiller water and PG solution, and more.

Read More
top new cigars september 16 2019 Cigar Advisor Cover

CA Report: Top New Cigars (Sept. 16 2019)

Reading Time: 6 minutes Check out these Top New Cigars from Steve Saka, Aganorsa, AJ Fernandez, Partagas, and CAO! We won’t blame if you if you don’t know where to start!

Read More