Blind Cigar Review: Casa de Torres | 20 Anos Gran Perfecto ClaroCigar Info

is a German cigar brand created by the Schuster family. The 20 Años celebrates that companies 20th anniversary. Today we are reviewing the  | .

This cigar was reviewed blind (no bands) by a panel of at least 4 reviewers. They did not know what they were smoking beforehand. The scores are an average of all the reviewers' scores with outliers removed.

The cigars are rolled at Nica Sueno, in Esteli , known for making cigars. August Schuster is the German distributor for the brands.

Blind Cigar Review: Casa de Torres | 20 Anos Gran Perfecto ClaroVital Stats:

Vitola: Perfecto
Length: 5.7″
Ring Gauge: 58
Country of Origin:
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: , Nicaraguan, Honduras, USA
Factory: Fabrica de Tabacos NicaSueño S.A.
Blender: and Esteban Disla
Number of reviewers: 4 John A. (Bostoneo) Mickey T. (irratebass) Steve (ThaGreatWazoo) Derek (StogieNinja)
Price: $12.00
Age: 1 Month
Release Date: March 2018
Contributed by: Blind Man’s Puff

Blind Cigar Review: Casa de Torres | 20 Anos Gran Perfecto ClaroInitial Impressions

Appearance: 93

“A fat perfecto with a light tan wrapper. The wrapper is beautifully prepared and veins are nearly invisible as are the seams. Well executed.” –John A. (Bostoneo)

Aroma: 89

“There were a lot of subtle aromas that came off this wrapper. Nice hints of almonds with sourdough bread and wheat. The cool draw was smooth with a nice creaminess to it.” –Steve (ThaGreatWazoo)

First Third

Flavor: 90
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Light-Medium

“On the light it is very pleasant. Tobacco, nuts, and leather round out the beginning. Some cracking occurs but it doesn’t seem to spider out and I burn right by it. Towards the end of this section the same flavors above stuck around but with a fuller body. ” –John A. (Bostoneo)

“I pick up dry roasted peanuts *think Planter’s people*, along with some cedar flavored wood……no cream which surprises me based on how light colored the wrapper is. ” –Mickey T. (irratebass)

Second Third

Flavor: 92
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“The second third really settles in and creates a nice complex balance of flavors. The profile is deep with almonds and sunflower seeds, a nice sourdough, and a slight hint of spice. The burn is still great and flowing perfectly.” –Steve (ThaGreatWazoo)

“The second third retains a similar profile the first third had. Traditional tobacco flavors, leather and the addition of some black coffee. Other than that not much new to report on this fairly straight forward stick. ” –John A. (Bostoneo)

Final Third

Flavor: 90
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“The final third, the same profile throughout the entire stick… tobacco, leather, cashews. While it has been a linear stick flavor wise, it is enjoyable though!” –John A. (Bostoneo)

“The finish to this cigar was just as good as the beginning. Smooth notes with the sourdough coming through more. A nice crisp smoke fills the mouth and is thick with great aroma. An absolutely tremendous finish.” –Steve (ThaGreatWazoo)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 90

“Very nice open draw, no re-cuts were needed thank goodness since it was a torpedo. ” –Mickey T. (irratebass)

Burn: 93

“Burned well, produced ample smoke, and combustion was great requiring only one touch up that probably could have corrected itself.” –Derek (StogieNinja)

Construction: 90

“Really great construction. Ash formed in the shape of the torpedo (cone like) FUN!” –Mickey T. (irratebass)

Overall Strength: Medium
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium
Experience Overall: 88

“Overall this was a linear stick in regard to its flavor profile. Nice and mild to medium body provided a relaxing smoking experience. While I do enjoy these type of cigars, there are plenty of others that are more complex than this specimen. Try it out, maybe it’ll be your next new friend for an any time of the day smoke!” –John A. (Bostoneo)

“This was an ok smoke, I didn’t hate it. I would like to try it again in a different size, torpedoes just aren’t for me, and the RG, forget about it, it was maybe a 54….whew too big for me.

There was some nice transitions throughout, but not enough honey…… you hear me cigar maker? MORE HONEY makes irratebass happy. ” –Mickey T. (irratebass)

Very easy light and go. Just sit back and take this cigar in. This cigar will fall under every cigar smokers realm. Grab these by the boxes and bring them out for special occasions with a nice cocktail. This cigar will not disappoint.” –Steve (ThaGreatWazoo)

“Overall, I’ll give it a “good” rating. It really fell more into a “fair” rating, but I’m wondering if part of that was the plug and subsequent issues from that, or if it could have been wet. Will be interested to read the other reviews from this particular cigar!” –Derek (StogieNinja)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 87

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Blind Cigar Review: |

Overall Score – 90 – Very Good

  • Appearance 93% 93%
  • Aroma 89% 89%
  • First Third 90% 90%
  • Second Third 92% 92%
  • Final Third 90% 90%
  • Draw 90% 90%
  • Burn 93% 93%
  • Construction 90% 90%
  • Overall Experience 91% 91%