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#nowsmoking: Olor Nicaragua Sun Grown Toro by Perdomo
Factory: Tabacalera Perdomo S.A. (Nicaragua)
Size: 6” x 50
Wrapper: Sun Grown Nicaraguan Hybrid
Binder & Filler: Nicaragua
Construction: Expertly rolled, and solidly built. The Sun Grown wrapper is even in color throughout, no outstanding veins, and silky to the touch.
Dominant Flavors: Salt, sweet spices, light earth, oak, plus white pepper on the retrohale.
Where it’s at: First, a little back story: The Olor Cigars brand has been an exclusive staple of Famous Smoke Shop since the 1990s. Originally made in the Dominican Republic by Arturo Fuente Cigars, it is currently made by Manuel ‘Fonseca Cigars’ Quesada. This Olor NICARAGUA rendition comes by way of Tabacalera Perdomo in Estelí. So, if its rich Nicaraguan flavor you like, I can’t recommend this blend enough, especially in the Sun Grown wrapper.
Following a leathery pre-light, this Toro opened with a salty sweetness and notes of spice. The smoke was smooth, creamy, and well balanced right out of the gate. The burn traveled at a gradual pace exposing a firm, grey marbled ash and a thin carbon ring. Within all the dense, creamy smoke there was a well-defined ribbon of sweetness that led-off the first act.
I’ve been a fan of Perdomo’s Sun Grown wrapper leaf for a long time, and the Olor Nicaragua SG did not disappoint. I didn’t encounter the ample serving of earthiness found in many Nicaraguan puros, either. Oh, it was in there, but very subtle. At the midpoint, some oaky notes arrived and melded nicely with the sweet spices.
The retrohale was quite creamy and came with a restrained dash of white pepper. Retrohaling in the latter stages provided a little more intensity; plus, I picked up a citrusy note. Interesting.
Balance-wise, the Olor Nicaragua hit the bullseye. The notes shifted here and there, then melded into a consistent chorus of sweet ‘n spicy flavors for a medium-bodied, yet full-flavored cigar.
Although I had it with coffee in the morning, you could pair this cigar with just about anything, and smoke it any time of day. Make sure you block out about two hours to smoke it, too. The Olor Nicaragua Sun Grown Toro is another one of those cigars you don’t have to think about or analyze. To put it another way – and this may be a stretch – I felt a certain warmth and coziness as I smoked this cigar, like sitting in front of a well-stoked fireplace.
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