Toraño Salutem cigars are dressed in a beautiful Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, complemented by a binder from Jalapa, Nicaragua and longfillers from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Cameroon. While past Toraño blends have featured Cameroon, this is the first time it has been a component of the filler. Salutem is a medium bodied, complex blend exhibiting balanced notes of earth, cocoa and spicy pepper with interesting aged cedar and leather flavors present on the long finish.
Based on the online reviews I had somewhat high expectations of this stick, and to my surprise it actually delivered. First of all, the construction was top notch: I left this hanging for 5 minutes several times and it was still burning! The flavor profile is medium strength, with savory notes of cream, salt, hay, mint, mild cocoa, soft black pepper, a nutty, oily finish, and white pepper on the retrohale. Famous has been blocking my recent reviews especially the not so stellar ones for the Perdomos so we ll see if this one makes it.