Today's smoke is the Espinosa Laranja Reserva Toro. It comes from a brand that's known for the green Wasabi, the 601 lines, and many more. But my stick came from a good friend of mine who suggested I do the review.
After freeing the Laranja Reserva from its cellophane, I could immediately smell a fragrant aroma coming off of the cigar. I could smell hints of potpourri and brown sugar.
The cold draw was almost perfect, though a little tight. The flavors I could taste were maybe like that of an orange, but I'm not sure. After toasting the foot and torching the end, my first thought was that the cigar was very citrusy.
Through the first third of the Espinosa Laranja Reserva Toro, the cigar was a little sweet with hints of tanginess and some tartness. The burn was also a little uneven and the draw continued to be tight, but I was mostly able to get plenty of smoke so I could truly taste the cigar.
Line: Laranja Reserva
Size: 6 x 52
Wrapper: Brazilian Laranja
The Espinosa Laranja Reserva Toro is a good cigar, but I'm not sure it's anything super special. I wish the flavors had been bolder in one direction or the other, either more creamy or more citrusy. That would've been special and memorable. Instead, what we end up with is a cigar that sticks to the middle of the flavor road which makes the Laranaja struggle to stand out.
Regarding the construction of the cigar, there was a slightly tight draw, but I could always get plenty of smoke. The burn was mostly okay, but I did have to re-torch the cigar once.
While I would smoke the Espinosa Laranja again, this wouldn't be a cigar with which I'd fill up my humidor. That said, the Espinosa Laranja Reserva Toro is a good cigar that earns a CigarScore 4.