Published January 6, 2019 5:11 pm PT
The Añejo XO Oscuro Gran Toro by Balmoral was released in 2018 and is made in the Dominican Republic, at the Agio Caribbean Tobacco Company. The cigar features a sun-grown stalk-cut Mexican San Andrés wrapper, a Dominican Olor binder, as well as fillers from the Dominican Republic (Olor), Nicaragua (Jalapa) and Brazil (stalk-cut Mata Norte). You can learn more at the manufacturer’s website.
The cigar is currently recommended to 61.6% of our members based on their personal tastes. This is a high percentage as, typically, a good quality cigar fits up to 60% of consumers. All of us express our personal preferences based on our culture and on our own experience with fine cigars. Our numbers are determined based on many members’ personal preferences matched with the outcome of multiple blind tests performed by our trained analysts.
Here follows a synopsis of our analysis of the cigar. First, a representation of nose and mouth perceptions of the Añejo XO Oscuro Gran Toro:
The Cigar Sense panelists noted the following as key aromas:
- First Third: allspice, cedar, roasted meat
- Second Third: allspice, cedar, black pepper, cinnamon
- Final Third: cedar, allspice, black pepper, smoked
Overall Aroma Register
After Smoke Aroma
Country of Origin
|$10 - $15
|90 Min - 2 Hours|
Value for Price
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