Written by Puff Staff

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

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altThe Carlos Torano Salutem Robusto Extra and the La Gloria Cubana Piramide Supra are up for review today, so keep reading to see what they have to offer.

Carlos Torano Salutem Robusto Extra

The Carlos Torano Salutem was one of three lines that were introduced by the brand during the 2012 IPCPR show in Orlando.  The Salutem name comes from the Latin term for extending a friendly greeting, which seems to fall in line with its supposedly smooth nature.  Cigars from Torano haven’t let me down in the past, so I am expecting this Salutem Robusto Extra to offer a solid smoking experience.  Will it deliver?  Let’s take a closer look and see.

The Salutem Robusto Extra measures 5 x 52 and is one of the four sizes offered in the line.  The other three include the 5 5/8 x 55 Toro Major, 6 1/8 x 52 Piramide, and the 6 1/8 x 60 BFC.  The Salutem has a filler blend of tobaccos from Cameroon, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic.  The use of tobacco from Cameroon in the filler is a first for the brand, and it’s said to give the cigar a cocoa flavor.  It should be noted that Torano has used Cameroonian tobacco in the past, just not in the filler.  Moving on, the cigar’s binder is from the Jalapa region of Nicaragua, and an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper completes the composition.  As I mentioned earlier in the introduction, the Salutem is marketed as a smooth cigar, and its strength is listed as medium-bodied.

When it comes to the appearance of the Torano Salutem, my eyes are immediately drawn to the decorative band near the head.  The band features interesting graphics and has the Salutem label and Torano name across its center.  The silver, brown, and gray colors mesh nicely.  The cigar itself has a medium-brown wrapper that is oily and smooth.  There are very few minor veins that are visible and it really looks impeccable from head to toe.  The Robusto Extra has zero soft spots and is packed full of tobacco.  I detect a cocoa flavor before lighting and an aroma of coffee.

If I had to describe the burn of the Carlos Torano Salutem in one word, it would be terrific.  The burn stays razor sharp throughout the smoking experience and the draw is excellent.  The smoke is thick, and the gray ash is solid in nature.  This is about as good of a burn as I could expect from a cigar, which lets me concentrate on the various flavors.



0 # the LGC Piramede Supra...Jack splattttttt 2013-01-23 13:39
If one can admit to having an enjoyable experience after a two hour smoke, then it must be real good. The LGC is a great brand though, and it's expected.

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0 # Salutem...Jack splattttttt 2013-01-23 13:41
Any time :-)
With my favorite flavors, why not?
Nice review

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