H. Upmann Vintage Toro cigars are a full-bodied departure from the milder H. Upmann cigars. Renown for its depth, balance and gorgeous Cameroon wrappers that burn clean with a wonderful aroma. This is a true connoisseur's cigar with a complex-tasting 3-nation filler that's not to be missed.
I bought a 5 pack of these Toros, received them yesterday, and smoked the first one last night. It was a fantastic smoke. I love cameroon wrappers and I am normally an Arturo Fuente guy, but this cigar is a better smoke than the aged AF 858?s that are my daily smoke. This toro is a larger ring guage than I normally smoke but it delivers so much more taste, I think I will make room for it in my humidor. It burned perfectly and I smoked it until it burned my fingers. This is a medium strength cigar that is very smooth. ? Side note: I always pay a few dollars more for UPS 2 day shipping and I have never gotten a cigar from Famous Smoke that wasn?t freash and in ready-to-smoke condition. Sure, some cigars can improve with a little aging, but I?ve never received dry or cracked smokes from FS.
This cigar burned straight, I had 2 inches of perfect white ash before I knocked it off. The draw was perfect. I smoked it down to where it was about to burn my fingers and it was still perfect. I would call it medium bodied with a nice smooth taste. The trouble with cigars is there are so many choices, I tend to stick to brands I ve smoked all my life, Arturo Fuente in particular. To me this is similar AF Don Carlos, maybe a touch milder. I like ring gauge in the low 50s and about 5-6 inches and Cameroon wrappers, this fits the bill. This cigar is a great value for about 5 bucks. Try some.
I am a new smoker, but I have smoked the Macanudo, Monte White, and Ashton Classic. I have to say this was the best I have smoked so far. Let it rest for a few months in the humi at 65rh. This is a great smoke and my non-smoker friends have loved it too. While we all thought the Ashton and Macanudo were very harsh, we thought it could be that they need more time. Slow burn and smooth flavorful smoke. Looks damn nice too. I never write reviews either but I felt compelled for these.
I have smoked hundreds of 'premium' cigars, and tend to mentally benchmark them all against this Cigar (Vintage Cameroon Toro). This cigar has it all. The presentation, construction, and burn are flawless. What sets it apart is the taste and smell of the cigar. I have smoked a lot of cigars that have flawless construction and burn, but none match the aroma and taste of this cigar.