Cigar Ratings & Reviews

Perdomo Habano Toro

Reading Time: 2 minutes

Perdomo Habano Toro Maduro Cigar

Score: 9.3

By Gary Korb

One of the most beautifully detailed cigar bands graces one of the most beautiful looking cigars. A nice FAT cigar too. The Perdomo Habano Maduro has a deep dark chocolate color with a slightly reddish patina. The Maduro wrapper leaf is grown and cured in Nicaragua, making it a true Nicaraguan puro.

The pre-lit taste was sweet and earthy with a wisp of Scotch whiskey. The draw was perfect, too. The cigar lit evenly across the foot. Thick, creamy smoke emerged from the head as the room filled with a sweet aroma. The flavor was primarily woody and sweet with a trace of spiciness on the finish. Passing the smoke through my nose I also caught a hint of licorice.

The smoke was extremely smooth and full-flavored without the heaviness of a full-bodied cigar. The ash burned a little off in the early stages, which may have been because I clipped the head a little too shallow. I opened the cigar up a little and it began to even out. I love rich, creamy, sweet-smelling cigars, and this baby’s got it.

This cigar was also so aromatic I enjoyed it as much just letting the smoke waft up toward me from the ashtray, as I did when I puffed on it. I just let this honey do her thing, while I sat back and watched a good part of the time. But each puff was consistently rich, flavorful, and the cigar never turned bitter or spicy.

I love it when a new cigar lives up to its advertising, and the Perdomo Habano Maduro strikes a perfect balance of fine construction, proportion, flavor and aroma. I nubbed it down to the bone. A definite “must-try” that even newer cigar smokers will be able to handle with ease.

Appearance: 9
Construction: 9
Burn: 9
Draw: 10
Aroma: 10
Flavor: 9
Final Score: 9.3

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Gary Korb

Gary Korb

Executive Editor

Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and Executive Editor of Cigar Advisor. 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 - alec bradley double broadleaf - release - cover

CIGAR NEWS: ALEC BRADLEY CIGAR CO. DEBUTS DOUBLE BROADLEAF EXPERIMENTAL SERIES

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you liked the Alec Bradley Project 40 cigars from their Experimental Series, say hello to the Double Broadleaf–Experimental Series. Calling it, “a flavorful cigar that delivers the extra horsepower our brand advocates have been asking for,” learn more about it here.

Read More
cigar advisor #nowsmoking cigar review villiger la libertad - cover

#NowSmoking: Villiger La Libertad Robusto

Reading Time: 4 minutes Villiger’s La Libertad cigars selection has had its share of alterations over the years. But now, with a new factory and a Nicaraguan-forward blend, the line casts an entirely new flavor profile. Gary explains what that is and more in his review of the Robusto.

Read More
cigar advisor #nowsmoking cigar review of cao 60 torque cover

#NowSmoking: CAO 60 Torque

Reading Time: 4 minutes Massive is an understatement. One of the biggest cigars we’ve reviewed yet, the 8” x 60 CAO 60 Torque gets its turn at the tasting table. At 2+ hours, there’s plenty of tobacco for smoking. Are those hours enjoyable? Click to find out!

Read More
cigar advisor nowsmoking cigar review indomina by aj fernandez cover

#NowSmoking: Indomina by AJ Fernandez

Reading Time: 4 minutes Not all economy cigars are created equal…AJ Fernandez’ fiery Indomina blend is here to prove it. Standing on-par with top shelf smokes three and four times its price, this Nicaraguan-made premium is a no-brainer on paper. See our video cigar review to find out if it’s as good with a flame!

Read More