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Friday, September 4, 2020

Tabanero Cigars Maceda Torpedo in Review "A SunnyD Sort"

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Tabanero Cigars
Maceda Torpedo

WRAPPER: Ecuadorian sun-grown
BINDER: Ecuadorian
FILLER: Dominican, Nicaraguan, Colombian

FORMAT: Torpedo 6.5x54
ORIGIN: Ybor City, USA


Citrus | White pepper | Pecan

Bright & toasty. Tart-some. A bit less than weighty. Untethered. Primaries are somewhat artificial citrus; a SunnyD (Tangy Original) sort, a candied pecan, White peppercorn. More than the typical confusion 'tween citrus & pepper. A raw pale cedar. Straight ahead & unchanging. A bit dry. A bit & a half dry. A tick spastic in its depths, erratic. Structured both rigidly & not quite 'nuff.

Undertones of dried floral meanderings, predominantly. A thin-stiff lemony cream, scant cocoa butter. On the finish, the tartness ebbs and in flows low-fat chocolate milk. Both ebbing & flowing thru-out is a non-descript spice rack. Decent all-round but also a tick slim with some sharp edges amplified by/on an arid palate. Complexities are there but oft unkind. Imbalanced toward/by said tartness.

Make sure to clip further down than usual, or the flow is restricted to wispy af. Burn-line is wobbly-jagged and two re-directs are mandated. Seams hold, however, & no hard/soft spots are seen. Also, no softening occurs. Stays cool. A room-note of woodsy-citrus eventually collects, a bit gruffly-so. Some vanilla bean there, eventually sneaking onto tongue from schnoz.

A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

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