Since he began working with tobacco in 1977, he has never produced his first and own line until now. For all of these years he has been a low profile figure playing an important role in lines that have shaped this industry. While these smokes, Punch, Excalibur, Hoyo and more may not seem large now, they were huge when being created and fed the cigar industry. His new and first project, Genesis, is a cigar that has never been on the United States market, but was passed around to friends and as gifts throughout Honduras where the cigar is produced. Eventually the guys at Cigars International and Cigar.com were able to get their hands on the line for retail, and they have been moving incredibly well since then. It is not often you see Cigars International and Cigar.com putting limits on orders, but when they do it means that the cigar is great and in limited production.
|Can you say maduro?|
This is a classic example of a hearty maduro, and a cigar that showcases its Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. It's not overpowering in terms of strength, but offers a lot of strong and rich flavors. It has a pleasant blend of Nicaraguan and Honduran tobacco which offers a nice spice, woody and rich flavor profile. In terms of construction it is constructed wonderfully, and offers an even burn line and a great ash that held on to the end. It possessed this very light gray ash that I notice a lot on maduro cigars, and that is possibly the vast difference in coloring between the wrapper and ash. I have heard some people refer to this cigar in comparison with some popular Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper cigars on the market, but I find it to be different than most. I feel that it shows some La Flor qualities, but at the same time very unique. It is not nearly as strong as a Liga or La Flor, but not as sweet as a Connecticut Broadleaf from Pete Johnson. It is really a cigar in its own, and entertaining. I give this cigar an 87 and while it falls below my 90 rating requirement, I did have a lot of people interested in my opinions on it so I published them. Definitely a cigar you should try out, you may love it.
|Genesis The Project Toro|