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Wednesday, 19 December 2012

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trinidadparadox1We are getting closer and closer to Christmas folks.  We have two cigars to review for you today that might be worthy of gifts for yourself or others during the holidays in the form of the Trinidad Paradox and the Tatuaje Cojonu 2012 Capa Especial.

Trinidad Paradox Toro

Up first today is a look at the Trinidad Paradox Toro.  It’s a 2012 release from Altadis USA that is supposedly different from other Trinidad releases in the past.  What’s so different?  Well, for one, the San Andres wrapper makes an appearance for the first time in the brand.  Second, the decorative band certainly looks different from past releases, as if it brings more of a modern edge to the table.  I have tried Trinidad sticks in the past and have found them to be enjoyable, so it is time to see if this Paradox Toro stands up to the test.

The Trinidad Paradox Toro measures 6 x 54.  Three other sizes in the line include the 5 x 54 Robusto, 6 1/8 x 52 Belicoso, and the 7 x 57 Churchill.  All of the formats are box-pressed.  The cigar’s filler is made up of Nicaraguan tobacco, while the binder is Dominican Piloto.  Topping off the Paradox is the aforementioned Mexican San Andres Criollo ’98 wrapper.  The strength of the Paradox is listed as full-bodied, and it is said to cater to fans of cigars that are bold and provide some strength during the smoking experience.

Right off the bat I am impressed with the appearance of the Trinidad Paradox.  The box-pressed shape looks great and the silver, gold, and bright green decorative band really stands out.  The band features the Trinidad Paradox name with some nice bright green accents that catch the eye.  The medium brown wrapper looks good and sports some oil on the surface.  There are a few prominent veins that run throughout the body.  I feel no soft spots and notice no real imperfections.  This looks like a cigar that was put together nicely.  Before lighting I pick up an aroma of mild tobacco, while the cold taste is quite sweet.

In terms of the burn of the Trinidad Paradox, I have virtually no complaints.  The cigar lights easily and provides a great draw.  The gray ash is compact and I only need to perform a couple of touch-ups in the second third.  Beyond that, there are no problems to report.  Construction is very good.

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