Por Larranaga 1834 Toro -- My Weekend Cigar
MY WEEKEND CIGAR: Por Larrañaga 1834 Cigar Review
By Gary Korb
A Mellow Morning Companion That Will Love You Long Time
Sometimes you just want a cigar that's beautiful in its simplicity. That's what I love about the Por Larrañaga 1834 Toro. It's attractive to look at, mellow in body, rolled deftly enough to promise a long, relaxing smoke, and just plain tasty – especially on a Saturday or Sunday morning.
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Size: 6" x 50
Strength: Mellow - Medium
Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut
Filler: Dominican Piloto Cubano (2012) & Dominican Olor (2013)
Binder: Dominican Piloto Cubano (2012)
My Experience: On this particular weekend morning, I was in the mood for a cigar that was mellow, nutty, very smooth and would complement my coffee. As I rummaged through my humidor, my eye caught the colorful neoclassical artwork that graces the band of this Por Larrañaga 1834. It had been in my humidor for at least a year or two and it was more than ready. The blonde Ecuadorian wrapper was seamlessly rolled around this 6" x 50 number and even in color from head to toe.
The triple seam cap cut perfectly, and once lit, I was hit by its redolent aroma, effortless draw, ultra-smooth smoke, and its mild, nutty-spiciness, as notes of sweet cedar lingered on my palate. Even more impressive was how slowly and evenly the cigar burned – we're talkin' two and a half hours! That's a two mugger, my friends.
Suffice it to say . . . the Por Larrañaga 1834 Toro is a classic beauty that smokes so perfectly, consistently, and delectably, all you have to do is light it and let it do its thing. Not only is it a great starter cigar for newbs, it's an enjoyably mellow change-of-pace for those who've acquired a taste for the heartier Nicaraguan fare (like moi). The core tobaccos are vintage Dominican, too, and when you put it all together, you've got yourself a truly first-class smoke that's perfect for that first cigar of the day, or a relaxing afternoon treat.
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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com 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