I’ve found a new cigar to go onto my Top 5 cigars list.
If you haven’t had a chance yet to try a San Cristobal, you’re really missing out. This is a popular cigar, easily found at your favorite tobacconist. It heralds from Nicaragua and the wrapper is a sun grown. This is significant as wrappers are typically covered by a cheese cloth which prevents them from becoming too spicy or too strong. How this cigar manages to be a perfect blend of spice and bold, but not too strong, merely adds to its allure.
I smoked the San Cristobal Seleccion Del Sol. I agree that each wrapper is, indeed, think and oily with a wonderful flavor and aroma…as noted on their website. I enjoyed the Toro (6” x 52) almost all the way down to the nub. I have actually smoked two of these, once by myself at my local tobacconist and another time (same locale), but this time with Jason.
Each time I smoked the Toro it burned evenly and smooth. I have to say that it is one of the darned near easiest cigars to smoke. The draw is perfect. I did get a slight bit of canoeing with the second cigar, but it was nothing that a little attention couldn’t correct.
This cigar is an “A” in my book. It has a great taste to it, I think it’s something that relative noobies would enjoy, it’s not too powerful. I have an upcoming Cigar Night with the gentlemen of Spectrum Health (I know, this dripping with irony, eh?) and I think this may be the cigar for the evening. We’ll see what Jason has to say about it.
Try it, you’ll love it!