Perdomo Grand Cru Torpedo

Perdomo Grand Cru Corojo Torpedo Cigar

Score: 8.5

By Tom Bullock

This Perdomo Grand Cru Corojo Torpedo was a real surprise to me. The profile is much bolder and spicier than the rest of the Perdomo line.

This torpedo has a medium brown, oily Corojo wrapper. The seams are very clean, the stick is well bunched, firmly rolled and heavy. The pre-light exam shows mature, spicy tobacco aromas, and a sweet, tingly tobacco taste.

The first third of this smoke is a treat. Caramel-like flavors with a dry, flinty finish, herbal aromas, notes of oak, roots, deep and complex flavors.

The second half kicks it up getting very robust with a peppery ligero twang and a stony, dry finish. Big aromas of spice and clean cedar, with a bold and very big Perdomo, creamy overtones, complex and compelling.

The final third smoothes-out; there is a nice saltiness, still a dry finish, caramel notes, a slight fruitiness, very firm on the palate, a lingering finish.

The burn was good and self correcting when called for. This smoke was a real treat, very big and bold, but not aggressive. Easily the most powerful Perdomo I’ve tried, this is a real find. Nick Perdomo has a solid winner in this blend; complex, bold and totally compelling. You will not lose interest in this cigar; it will grab you and…hang on!

I rate this cigar 8.5 out of 10 in strength.

Total Score: 8.5

Gary Korb

Gary Korb

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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.

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