Blind Cigar Review: Trinidad | Espiritu ToroCigar Info

Altadis U.S.A. announced a new cigar from in May: . This is the latest in a series of collaborations between Altadis and . is designed to evoke spirit of vintage Latin Caribbean culture. It is described as medium to full-bodied and is a Nicaraguan puro.

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 original brand comes from Cuba and was designed to be given only to diplomats in the 1960’s. This cigar celebrates the 50 year anniversary of that brand. The release featured nationwide events that each transformed one venue to the Latin Caribbean of yesteryear with décor, music, vintage uniformed bartenders, cocktails and more. There was also be an event only vitola: “Fundador” lancero 40 X 7 1/2. The comes in five vitolas: Robusto 52 X 5, 52 X 6, Belicoso 52 X 6 1/8, Magnum 60 X 6, Fundador 40 X 7 1/2 (Only available at official events.)

Blind Cigar Review: Trinidad | Espiritu ToroVital Stats:

Length: 6″
Ring Gauge: 54
Country of Origin:
Factory: Tabacalera Fernandez
Blender: A. J. Fernandez
Number of reviewers: 5 John A. (Bostoneo) Mickey T. (irratebass) Guest( Jason H. (Jokey Smurf) Ryan H. (Ryan H.)
Price: $9.14
Age: 4 Months
Release Date: July 2019
Contributed by: Altadis Cigars

Blind Cigar Review: Trinidad | Espiritu ToroInitial Impressions

Appearance: 90

“A really rich looking cigar with a dark reddish wrapper leaf and practically perfect visual construction. ” –Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)

Aroma: 89

“On the nose, scents of delicious semisweet tobacco and cedar is clearly present. The cold draw reveals a peppery and musty mixture.” –John A. (Bostoneo)

First Third

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Flavor: 89
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Light-Medium

“Off the bat, a delicious punch in the face of leather and sweet heavy cedar pour out coating the mouth, wow what a great profile to start things off. The profile begins to settle down into a nice medium bodied profile as leather, caramel, green peppercorn, and ample amounts of cream seriously make this a great third. ” –John A. (Bostoneo)

“A very mild yet flavorful beginning for this macho looking cigar. There is an abundance of caramelized sugar and hints of leather… through the nose the smoke is pleasantly spicy.” –Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)

Second Third

Flavor: 92
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium

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“The flavor wave continues with ample amounts of sweet caramel cream, cedar, and candy bar nougat with a walnut like dryness, simply divine. Towards the backend, green peppercorn noticeably increases as this third comes to an end. ” –John A. (Bostoneo)

“That tea flavor has returned, but now it’s more of a sweet tea than just regular tea. As the cigar progresses i’m really surprised/shocked at how sweet this cigar is. It is NOT a flavored cigar, but there is some definite sweetness going on with this cigar……NOW I’m getting a syrupy bead flavor…..this is a new one for me. ” –Mickey T. (irratebass)

Final Third

Flavor: 92
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“Not trying to repeat myself, but damn this cigar is sweet! Whoa now the spice kicks in, and I start getting a nicotine buzz…..been awhile since I’ve had one of those…….it’s making me uncomfortable. ” –Mickey T. (irratebass)

“This cigar has started mild and is finishing the same way… lots of sweetness and a hint of leather. As I’m nearing the end there is a bit of charred wood entering the flavor profile but it is far in the background and just enhances the caramelized

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sugar.” –Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 91

“As tight as this felt packed, draw was dead nuts.” –Doug S. (Unpossible_1)

Burn: 89

“Burn needed a little bit of baby sitting past the second third ” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)

Construction: 91

“Other than the re-lits there were no issues. The cigar never got hot and gave me enough ash.” –Mickey T. (irratebass)

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

“This was one fantastic cigar. The intensity of the flavors were so enjoyable alongside the semi sweetness it provided were phenomenal. Complexity was the name of the game with this medium bodied smoke. I look forward to smoking more of these as soon as i know what it is!” –John A. (Bostoneo)

“Despite fighting with the burn I really enjoyed this cigar. There was a lot going on with it. Plenty of sweetness for the milder smokers, but also spice for the heavy hitters. I am going to seek these out once I find out what they are/were so I can try this in a smaller size, an see if I still get all those transitions. This was a really different cigar for me. ” –Mickey T. (irratebass)

“This was a solid stick that I could see smoking after a meal, with a nice finger or two or three of bourbon. It built its way up through each third, never overpowering but had enough at the end to finish with a bang.” –Doug S. (Unpossible_1)

“This was a fine example of a mild cigar that can capture your attention and keep it until the end… the sweetness was really nice and the slight nasal burn on retrohale was just right. It just goes to show that it doesn’t always need to be full bodied to be great!” –Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)

“I wasn’t really a fan of this cigar.   Not my profile at all.  ” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 111

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Overall Score – 91 – Very Good

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