Famous Nicaraguan 3000 Toro 5 1/2 X 54
Even though this is a house brand bundle, it appears to be box pressed and is very firm to the touch. The dark, Ecuadorian Habano wrapper is smooth with a few small veins. The filler is a Nicaraguan blend.
The inventory date on the bundle was 3/1/09 and this smoke has been in my 65 rh humi for a week.
Pre light draw was good: rich tobacco with a hint of spice.
After a quick toast and light, the burn was even. The first draw was spicy but smoothed out a little. Rich tobacco flavor with a nice zing through the nose. The first inch of wrapper developed a split, but it did not affect the draw or burn. The ash was light gray with a few dark spots and held through the first third. The second third was a little smoother, but still maintained a mild spiciness. The ash fell off at 2 inches. I removed the band.The wrapper split again but did not affect the smoke. The flavor and spice remained consistent through the final third.
Final thoughts: Good draw, full bodied, rich tobacco flavor, enough spiciness, good construction (only ashed twice), value $46/20 shipped. This is one of the best bundle cigars I've smoked.