Doc’s Cigar Corner: El Centurion H-2K-CT Toro

Doc of Doc’s Cigar Corner

The featured cigar is the El Centurion H-2K-CT Toro (6″ x 52) by My Father Cigars.

One of the new blends from the Garcia family of Nicaragua, this very attractive cigar features a showy band sporting the “H-2K-CT” wrapper designation (an American Connecticut hybrid) with an orange foot band. Binder and filler tobaccos are all Nicaraguan, grown on the Garcia farms.

After a long-dimension V-cut, the cigar draws easily. Pre-light flavors of natural tobacco and light spice are evident; these become much more strong on lighting, and persist as the dominant flavor combination. This background ramps up quickly to a moderate level, with somewhat sharp spice. The full profile, which includes notes of earth, oak, and leather, forms quickly and persists. Oak and leather diminish near the finish, which (in one example only) was preceded by heat (+2) and bitter notes (+2).

Burn was slightly uneven after 1 1/2 inches in most examples, but required touchup in only one.

I found this cigar to be quite pleasant and trouble-free in its first four inches, and its price makes it an affordable daily 45-50 minute smoke for breaks or relaxation.

Rating: 94

Availability: This cigar can be purchased locally from Good Karma Cigar at $8.50 per stick.

Online it can be found at Holt’s Cigar Company for $8.10 per stick or $144.95 for a box of 20. It is also sold at CigarsInternational.com, Famous-Smoke.com, and JRCigars.com for just under $150 for a box of 20.

Enjoy!

Doc

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