Blind Cigar Review: Micallef | Experiencia La Crema ToroCigar Info

is a medium bodied line in the Cigars family. The company says that each of the small batches of goes through the same triple-fermentation process that the Gómez Sánchez has been using for a hundred years.

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 blend for uses a Wrapper, Ecuadorian Habano binder, and fillers from , Dominican Republic, and Panama. Each tobacco is said to be aged four years. It comes in four sizes: Robusto (5×54), (6×52), Churchill (7×52), Gordo (6×60).

Blind Cigar Review: Micallef | Experiencia La Crema ToroVital Stats:

Length: 6″
Ring Gauge: 52
Country of Origin:
Binder: Ecuador Habano
Filler: Dominican Republic, , Panama
Factory: Cigars S.A. 
Number of reviewers: 4 (randobush) (Bearded Bastard) () (TheRealBanzi)
Price: $11.50
Age: 10 Months
Release Date: Feb 2019
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Blind Cigar Review: Micallef | Experiencia La Crema ToroInitial Impressions

Appearance: 93

“This cigar is a beauty. Smooth to the touch and caramel in color, this perfectly applied wrapper has visible yet tight seams. It feels great in the hand and begs to be lit.” – (TheRealBanzi)

Aroma: 90

“I was walking out on the deck to light this cigar in the middle of tropical storm Cristobal in Ft Walton beach. The aroma of the quick whiff I took was pleasant light cocoa, but escaped me quickly as the winds took it away.” – (randobush)

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First Third

Flavor: 92
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Started off with a nice kick of cinnamon. After that a hay and cedar appeared. As far as flavor goes that was about it. Not really complex. This was not going to blow you away with a whole bunch of dips and dives in flavors, but the flavors were nicely done.” – ()

“Wow…so much going on! Vanilla, cinnamon, and cookie dough with a wonderful pepper tingling in the sinuses bring everything into balance. This has been a phenomenal opening to this cigar.” – (TheRealBanzi)

Second Third

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Flavor: 89
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“2nd Third brings a bit of graham cracker and baking spices, salt, light vanilla with the light cocoa now as well. There’s a savory note on the finish like red eye gravy.” – (randobush)

“Flavors stayed mostly with earth flavors like grass, hay and leather. Maybe a little roasted coffee and some spice at times.” – ()

Final Third

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Flavor: 92
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Again the flavors stayed in that earthiness profile. I did pick up a little salt and minerals toward the end.” – ()

“This cigar closes much like it started. Attention grabbing from first puff to the last. There was no major changes to the flavor profile over this last third. A finger and lip burner to say the very least. I don’t want to put it down.” – (TheRealBanzi)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 93

“Draw was good but slightly loose.” – ()

Burn: 97

“Wavy at the start, but after about the first inch it was on cruise control. Nearly razor sharp through the last inch of the cigar. Not much I can complain” – (TheRealBanzi)

Construction: 93

“The construction was spot on. Ash held on for what seemed like forever. Perfectly rolled so it burn nice and slow. Which is just the way I like it. Great job” – (TheRealBanzi)

Overall Strength: Medium
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium
Experience Overall: 93

“I very much enjoyed smoking this cigar. Transitions were delightful and changed from first to final third, each transition was subtle but noticeable. Retro was a delight. This was a dang fine smoke all around.
Each puff had a long finish, lasting until the next draw. I’d def smoke this cigar again.” – (randobush)

“a good solid lighter sweet smoke, would be great in the morning or with an iced coffee. Enjoyable, the touchups and uneven burn were mildly irritating, but not horrible.” – (Bearded Bastard)

“This cigar will not keep you guessing with flavors. That is not a bad thing in my opinion. If you are looking for a good mild cigar, I would point you to this. The Earth flavors are very pleasing and will not overwhelm you. Solid all the way to the end.” – ()

“There are not enough words to say how much I liked this cigar. It was engaging and kept my interest to whole time. I really didn’t want to set it down. In my notes I keep saying there was something so familiar about this cigar so I really can’t wait to find out what it was. It is box worthy and will for sure find it’s way into my daily rotation. Find some, smoke some and enjoy.” – (TheRealBanzi)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 82

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Overall Score – 92 – Great

  • Appearance 93% 93%
  • Aroma 90% 90%
  • First Third 92% 92%
  • Second Third 89% 89%
  • Final Third 92% 92%
  • Draw 93% 93%
  • Burn 97% 97%
  • Construction 93% 93%
  • Overall Experience 93% 93%