Camacho Broadleaf Toro - Blind Cigar Review

Camacho Broadleaf Toro – Blind Cigar Review

Cigar Info

In August of 2023, Camacho Cigars introduced the Camacho Broadleaf, their latest regular production cigar, offering a bolder and richer smoking experience. The Camacho Broadleaf features a Honduran Broadleaf wrapper, defining its full-bodied character.

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. All of our cigars reviewed are shipped to the panelists with Boveda packs to ensure optimal smoking experience.

Master blenders in Honduras have meticulously crafted this line, focusing on a blend that stands out in both taste and attitude. The dark, oily Broadleaf wrapper is said to not only adds visual appeal but also contribute a creamy note to the cigar’s flavor profile.

The blend’s complexity is further enhanced by a mix of tobaccos from Honduras and the Dominican Republic. Offered in 20-count boxes and available in Robusto, Toro, and Gordo sizes, the Camacho Broadleaf represents a significant addition to the Camacho range.

Vital Stats:

Vitola: Toro
Length: 6″
Ring Gauge: 50
Country of Origin: Honduras
Wrapper: Honduran Broadleaf
Binder: Honduras
Filler: Dominican Republic, Honduras
Factory: Diadema Cigars de Honduras S.A.
Blender: Undisclosed
Number of reviewers: 4 Jessica (Stogie Sister) Sean F. (fullermaine) Chris M. (Chris) Lauren S. (Lauren S.)
Price: $9.75
Age: 4 Months
Release Date: Sept 2023
Contributed by: Camacho Cigars

Initial Impressions – Camacho Broadleaf Toro

Appearance: 93

“The wrapper is a rich, oily, dark chocolate brown, with just a bit of mottling. There is a slight lumpiness, but it is still an even-looking roll. A few fairly prominent veins decorate it as well. The cap looks like a double, and it’s pretty well placed.” –Chris M. (Chris)

Aroma: 96

“This is a highly musky cigar off the wrapper, the kind that I always say reminds me of a ferret. The foot has a hint of sweetness to it as well.” –Lauren S. (Lauren S.)

First Third
Camacho Broadleaf Toro – Blind Cigar Review

First Third

Flavor: 91
Strength: Mild-Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Creamy cocoa and soft earth start this one off. There is a slight hint of floral wood in the background as well. The floral wood creeps up to meet the cocoa and earth by the inch point. Around then I start to get a small black pepper tingle on the finish. Nearing the second third a slight fruit sweetness joins in.” –Chris M. (Chris)

“First third brings about coffee, leather, sweet cream, and wood. Retrohale accentuates the profile.” –Jessica (Stogie Sister)

Second Third
Camacho Broadleaf Toro – Blind Cigar Review

Second Third

Flavor: 91
Strength: Mild-Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Flavorful portion of the cigar. Lots of notes coming through. Notes of popcorn linger and mix with notes of hickory, lavender, and pork.” –Sean F. (fullermaine)

“Soft earth has picked up above the creamy cocoa, with the floral cedar hitting just below that. The black pepper and fruit sweetness still taking the background. Approaching the midpoint, the cream picks up above the cocoa, separating from it. A slight rise in the pepper brings out more of a peppercorn note, more flavor than spice. Fruit sweetness disappears after the pepper picks up.” –Chris M. (Chris)

Final Third
Camacho Broadleaf Toro – Blind Cigar Review

Final Third

Flavor: 92
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“The clove is now only on the retrohale, leaving the draw consisting of wood and not-sweet cream.” –Jessica (Stogie Sister)

“The flavor remains consistent throughout the final third. The highlight of the profile is the retro-hale, so I do it most on most puffs to get the more complex flavors. The main draw still involves heavy muskiness, while the retro-hale offers a nice blend of nuttiness, cedar, a hint of white pepper, and a new addition of an almost burnt caramel-like sweetness.” –Lauren S. (Lauren S.)

Overall Impressions – Camacho Broadleaf Toro

Draw: 98

“A small straight cut across the cap and I get a draw with a decent resistance. The draw loosens up slightly after the light up.” –Chris M. (Chris)

Burn: 91

“Great burn with a minor touch-up needed at the end.” –Sean F. (fullermaine)

Construction: 91

“The burn line wandered, and two corrections were needed. This cigar also needed pretty consistent puffing to stay lit. I didn’t actually need to relight it, but on occasion, I had to give it several big puffs to keep the cherry going.” –Chris M. (Chris)

Overall Strength: Mild-Medium
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium
Experience Overall: 89

“It’s hard to say if I got the correct flavor profile when I had a large tunnel in the second third. Leaves burning at incorrect rates and others not burning at all, is not how the blender wanted his/her creation to be experienced.” –Jessica (Stogie Sister)

“Great cigar from beginning to end. This cigar was full of flavor. Notes include tea, black pepper, popcorn, hickory, lavender, pork, and clove. I wanted the enjoyment to continue. Perfect draw, burn, and construction. Minor touch ups were needed, but didn’t interfere with the pleasure. This cigar is one I’d share with my friends. I’ll seek this out and add it to my humidor.” –Sean F. (fullermaine)

“The flavor profile kept pretty consistent and simple for the first two thirds. I did enjoy what I was getting but had the final third not picked up, I would have gotten bored by the end. As is, this would make a good smoke for a gathering or BBQ. I’d try one again in hopes that the construction would be a bit better.” –Chris M. (Chris)

“This blend offers a unique flavor profile that can only be fully experienced if you can retro-hale. The inhale provides a robust and musky taste, while the retro-hale reveals a more interesting and complex flavor profile. You’ll taste notes of cedar, nuttiness, white pepper, and, near the end, a sweet caramel flavor. Although the blend’s strength never quite reaches a full medium, its flavor complexity is wonderful as long as you’re able to retro-hale.” –Lauren S. (Lauren S.)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 81

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Camacho Broadleaf Toro – Blind Cigar Review

Camacho Broadleaf Toro
Summary
"Great cigar from beginning to end. This cigar was full of flavor. Notes include tea, black pepper, popcorn, hickory, lavender, pork, and clove. I wanted the enjoyment to continue. Perfect draw, burn, and construction. Minor touch ups were needed, but didn't interfere with the pleasure. This cigar is one I'd share with my friends. I'll seek this out and add it to my humidor." -Sean F. (fullermaine)
Appearance
93
Aroma
96
First Third
91
Second Third
91
Final Third
92
Draw
98
Burn
91
Construction
91
Overall Experience
89
92
Great