Robusto: 5 1/2 x 54
The partnership with Southern Draw Cigars and Tabacalera Fernandez has been an excellent one. As a result, Southern Draw Cigars has been able to establish a solid portfolio in a short amount of time. However, when it comes to the Rose of Sharon Toro, this cigar takes Southern Draw to another level. This Rose of Sharon Toro is a cigar that excels in what is probably the most important area when it comes to assessing a cigar – flavor. What I also liked about this cigar is how the flavors balance it other very nicely – the cigar doesn’t get too sweet, too spicy, or too bitter.
Finally, I found this is a cigar that can appeal to not only the novice or experienced cigar enthusiast, but to either a classic or contemporary cigar enthusiast. The dialed-back strength of this cigar can appeal to those who prefer a classic profile while there is just enough body to keep those contemporary cigar enthusiasts who like a cigar where the flavors have more body. As for myself, this is a cigar I would smoke again – and it’s worthy of a box purchase.
Key Flavors: Cream, Cedar, Fruit, Pepper, Nut
Strength: Mild to Medium (1st Half), Medium (2nd Half)
Body: Medium (1st 2/3), Medium to Full (Remainder)
Assessment: 4.0-Box Worthy