The CAO Nicaragua Tipitapa issues a creamy-nutty smoke with a well-balanced mix of cashew and nutmeg, plus sweet and peppery spices. Click to see what else you’ll find in our review.
Do cigars age differently depending on their shape and size?
A: How aging will affect each cigar depends mainly on the number and type of leaves used in the cigar’s blend. IOW, the complexity of the blend. Smaller ring gauge cigars have fewer leaves; wide ring cigars have more leaves. Aging permits the flavors in the tobaccos to mature further and mellow. So, all things being equal, a Lancero will improve with age, as will a Double Toro, but the latter will tend to age better, since there’s a lot more leaf to “marry” during the aging process. Suffice it to say, you should find that the wider cigars in your collection will show a more marked improvement in flavor and complexity than those that are thinner.