The MBombay Classic line was the company’s first blend back in May of 2014. Earlier this year, MBombay added a the Mbombay | Classic Torpedo. a torpedo shape to the lineup. This version of the Torpedo is aged longer than the others at 14 months.
The blend itself has an Ecuadorian wrapper, Ecuadorian binder, and filler from Peru, Dominican Republic & Nicaragua. The vitola measure 6.00 x 52 and cost $11.95. It was originally only offered in a new sampler pack but was announced in May that it would be a regular production size in August.
This is a very appealing looking torpedo. The wrapper is smooth to the touch and expertly applied. There are virtually no blemishes and just a few veins visible. The wrapper smells of musty earth and aged tobacco. Pre-light draw is also must earth with a hint of wood.
The first few puffs are just wrapper, as with all closed foot cigars. The wrapper tastes pretty much like it smelled, a little heavier on the cedar. Once we get into the filler, things become pretty flavorful. I get lots of baking spices and coffee, no pepper. This is a nice mild third, but full of flavor.
The second third picks up a little in the pepper department, but not a lot, just enough to add something extra. The coffee is replaced with a creamy flavor and the cedar is still around. The burn and draw are just about perfecto.
The cigar finishes out with more of a vegetal flavor still mixed with baking spices and creamy flavor. There is still come pepper around, but I would still call this a mild cigar. It finishes out creamy and with cedar.
This is a very good entry cigar into the MBombay portfolio. There is a lot of flavor but not a lot of spice making it a good morning cigar. There was enough transition with the addition of some pepper to keep it interesting. I would definitely recommend this to anyone that enjoys milder cigars or an intro into the MBombay brand.