Blended by master blenders, Joel and Edel Gomez-Sanchez, the Micallef Black Toro is a recent addition that brings a bold and full-bodied character to the Micallef Cigars lineup. This cigar is the result of three years of dedicated effort and strategic planning, a testament to Micallef’s commitment to delivering exceptional cigars. They spared no expense, investing in high-grade tobacco and scaling up production at their Estelí, Nicaragua factory to reach an impressive annual production milestone of 1 million cigars. It’s clear that this is a brand with unwavering dedication to growth and success.
The Micallef Black Toro boasts an enticing appearance. Its toothy, dark chocolate-hued wrapper is a testament to its high-quality construction. The well-crafted cigar displays a beautiful swirl at the foot, and the absence of any roll lines is a testament to the meticulous craftsmanship.
Upon lighting up, the Micallef Black Toro tantalizes the palate with an array of flavors. The initial draw reveals notes of creamy milk chocolate, a hint of bakers’ spice, and a pleasant saltiness that adds depth. As you continue to smoke, the flavors evolve to include cedar, delicate vanilla, a touch of clove, and a subtle smokiness that adds to the complexity.
Moving into the second third, the cigar continues to impress. The coffee notes become more pronounced, intertwining with the persistent saltiness. Hazelnuts and leather emerge, creating a harmonious blend of earthy and nutty undertones. The pepper spice intensifies, adding a welcomed kick to the profile, while the chocolate and smokiness persist, providing a familiar backdrop.
In the final third of the Micallef Black Toro, the flavors reach a crescendo. The coffee evolves into an espresso-like richness, complemented by the addition of toasted walnuts and a luscious caramel sweetness. The pepper, chocolate, and smokiness continue to dance on the taste buds, creating a delightful and well-rounded flavor profile.
The Micallef Black Toro is a cigar that leaves a lasting impression. Its great flavors, excellent burn, and impeccable construction make it a standout choice for enthusiasts seeking a full-flavored experience. Smoking this cigar is akin to going on a beach vacation – it offers a sense of relaxation and indulgence. Its subtle complexities will have you searching for reasons to savor it again and again.
This cigar earns a well-deserved 90.83 out of 100, a testament to its quality and the craftsmanship of Micallef Cigars.With a strength rating of 6.67 out of 10, the Micallef Black Toro delivers a satisfying, medium to full-bodied experience that can be enjoyed by a wide range of cigar enthusiasts.
Strength Score: 6.67 out of 10
Final Score: 90.83 out of 100
This blind cigar review (Cigar #3-B) was scored by a distinguished panel of cigar enthusiasts, including Daniel, Reverend Eldon, Chief16, Nicholas Garlock, Jeff Endrizzi, Jeffery Knipe, and Alex Netemeyer
Price: $8.19 per single, $179.99 per box of 25