Written by Puff Staff

Monday, 26 July 2010

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rocky patel nording toro grande

Like many Rocky Patel selections, the Toro Grande is an attractive stick. The Maduro wrapper has a color that reminds me of dark chocolate, and it is hard to fight the temptation to strike a flame to it immediately and start smoking. The wrapper has a nice oily sheen, and only a few minor veins are visible. The cigar is quite firm and well-packed, which makes me wonder if this will be another smoke with a tight draw like the H. Upmann Regalias. Two decorative bands sit near the head. The top one displays the Nording name and has fancy graphics. The band right beneath it is small and shows the Rocky Patel label. The bands use black, gold, and gray color schemes that look classy. Before lighting it up, the Toro Grande has a sweet cold taste and smells of earth.


The Nording Toro Grande appeared to have excellent construction during the pre-light inspection, and it came through with its burn. The draw is good and not tight as anticipated due to the cigar's firmness. Solid ash is produced. The burn stays even on its own without any touch-ups needed. Re-lighting is also not necessary.

Keeping up with its good burn are its equally good flavors. Some nutty flavors begin the party, which eventually shifts to toastier notes. A sweet flavor similar to caramel jumps in that is semi-addicting. There is also a bit of leather that pops into the mix. This is definitely a medium-bodied smoke that goes easy on the senses.

I have been a Rocky Patel fan, so I may be a bit biased, but the Nording Toro Grande is yet another solid offering from the brand. The cigar looks great and is really tempting to light up, and its construction is practically flawless. There are zero issues in the burn departments, and the flavors are very enjoyable. This cigar would likely appeal to someone that appreciates a smoother smoke. It's probably mild enough for a beginner to try as well. A single averages out to around $6 to $7, and you can find the Toro Grande in boxes of 20 too. That price range is not bad when you consider the quality you are getting. I'd also say that this is one selection that is pleasant enough to be a part of your daily routine.

The Rocky Patel Nording Toro Grande is a great stogie and earns a rating of 3.5 out of 4 stars.






0 # Nording by RPcigary43 2010-09-11 23:05
I like RP cigars in general but this one blows my doors off. This cigar impressed me the very first time I smoked it about 5 months ago and again the other night. After about 6-8 months this is an incredible cigar and one to buy a box of.

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