262 Paradigm Toro Review and the Casa Toraño Robusto Review
Written by Puff Staff

Monday, 05 March 2012

User Rating: / 2

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When it comes to the Paradigm Toro's flavor department, I'm a bit conflicted. Yes, I do like what's there, but the complexity seems to be lacking. The cigar begins with rich coffee and chocolate that dominate the first third. This is no surprise, considering what was present in the cold taste and pre-light aroma. The second third kicks things up a notch just a tad with wood and some notes of leather. There's also some chocolate that still remains at this point. The final third completes the experience with more coffee and leather.

The 262 Paradigm Toro did not blow me away, but it was a decent stick. It seemed to be much milder than its medium to full-bodied label would suggest. The construction was great, and the chocolate and coffee were enjoyable, but that's about it. It left me waiting for something that was not there. I supposed I would recommend it to someone seeking a smooth cigar to go with a cup of coffee. As far as price is concerned, you are looking at around $8 per single. That's a bit high for my taste, especially considering the other options on the market at that price point. With that being said, I would probably wait for the price to drop in the future before picking one up. At the very least, I have to commend 262 for their marketing and what they stand for.

The 262 Paradigm Toro earns a rating of 3.25 out of four stars.

Casa Toraño Robusto


Toraño's Casa Toraño line was designed for fans of mild, soothing smokes. The line was initially reserved for guests at Toraño events, until it was finally released to the public in 2004, and it has a pretty good reputation behind it. I tend to enjoy mild cigars from time to time, so let's see if this Robusto has what it takes to make the rotation.

The Casa Toraño Robusto measures 4 3/4 x 52. It also comes in three larger sizes: the 6 1/4 x 50 Toro, 6 1/2 x 54 Torpedo, and 7 x 48 Churchill. The cigar's filler is composed of Honduran, Nicaraguan, and a family blend of Central and South American tobaccos. The binder is made up of Nicaraguan tobaccos grown on Toraño farms, and an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper tops things off. The Casa Toraño is mild to medium-bodied in strength.

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