Patel Bros Toro Cello
Hi again folks, I know I said in my last Tweet I said I'd be reviewing the La Flor Dominicana DL700 Maduro. Well that review is in the works and will appear at a later date.
Today I'll be reviewing the Patel Bros Toro Cello cigar. This is the second one I smoked and have been impressed with this cigar line. This cigar is a Toro shaped cigar measuring 6 inches by a 52 ring gauge. It is manufactured in Nicaragua comprising of Nicaraguan filler and binder with a Pennsylvania wrapper giving it a maduro color.
The cigar is a nicely constructed toro which provided ample flavors on the initial nose. I has a woodsy flavor with a hint of sweetness. Also it has a strong peppery flavor that I'd compare to snuff (not having done the stuff tho) which made me sneeze twice (imho a good thing).
Upon lighting the cigar I was presented with the sweetness plus the spiciness was present though the first two thirds. It produced voluminous amounts of smoke and a nice grayish-black ash that hung on for a good inch, before succumbing to the effects of gravity before falling off. The spiciness disappeared for the last third, but reappeared once I hit the nub section providing a great finish.
Overall this is a well blended and constructed smoke and imho another good smoke from the Patel line. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a full bodied smoke and has some time to savor the complex flavors it presents.
Well the Cigar Ash has been very active and has presented three events upcoming for the month of August. On August 10th I'll be attending the NY Pipe Club meeting where, hopefully, we'll be getting the club meerschaum we ordered back at the July meeting. Also on Saturday August 14th we be attending the second annual Pipe Club picnic being held at member Todd Platek's NJ home. Hopefully we'll have great weather for the event where we'll be smoking corn cob pipes with, as always, some wonderful aromatics. Also Barclay Rex will be hosting a Joya De Nicaragua event towards the end of the month.
Will report back from all events as time permits. Looks to be a fun month for us pipe and cigar lovers. Will Report back soon.