Cigar Review: Martinez Patrimonio San Andres Torpedo

Initial Thoughts:

Over the past year or so, we've had the chance to smoke and review a couple of Martinez Cigars. And, today, we're going to dive into the Martinez Patrimonio San Andres Torpedo, a dark cigar with an oily wrapper that came sleaved in cellophane that doesn't quite fit.

Visually, the Martinez Patrimonio San Andres Torpedo was a good-looking cigar. It had a semi-oily Mexican San Andres wrapper that had a little bit of texture to it. And, while the wrapper did have some imperfections, the flaws were minor.

The aroma of the cigar was that of wood and leather, almost like a zip lock bag after you'd left some beef jerky in it for a little while. Once cut, the Martinez Patrimonio San Andres Torpedo had an incredibly loose draw, which is weird for a torpedo. While toasting the foot, the smoke's aroma was quite nice, but the initial flavors were just okay.


cigarscore 4 cigar rating

Brand: Martinez
Line: Patrimonio / San Andres
Size: 6 x 52
Cut: Guillotine
Light: Torch
Price: $16.00 – Luxury Cigar Club

Wrapper: Mexican San Andres
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua, Dominican Republic
Smoke Time: 80 minutes

The aroma of the Martinez Patrimonio San Andres was the cigar's bright spot. However, the draw was too loose and the burn was uneven and had to be retouched. The flavors through the first third and middle were fairly one-dimensional and had little complexity, but I didn't dislike them.

Final Thoughts

After smoking the Martinez Patrimonio San Andres for about 80 minutes, I stand by my earlier comments about the cigar being fairly one-dimensional and straightforward. There's not much that changes from the first third to the last third. However, if you like what you taste at the beginning, you're going to like the entire cigar.

While loose at the beginning, the draw did tighten up to provide good resistance toward the end. The burn was also uneven through the first third. However, after I evened it up, it stayed even.

Although I didn't love the flavors, they were consistent. And the burn issue was easily corrected. Even though it's a little expensive and somewhat uninteresting, the Martinez Patrimonio San Andres earns a CigarScore 4.

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