What’s special about Perdomo’s Small Batch series? Ten-year aged tobaccos, for starters. Small Batch cigars are available with three different wrappers: a Sungrown from Nicaragua, a Connecticut from Ecuador and – our favorite – a Maduro from Nicaragua. Perdomo tends to use smaller tobacco leaves in this series, which could explain the cigars’ outstanding balance. As the name implies, Small Batch cigars are produced in limited quantities of just 3,000 boxes per vitola, variation and year. The Nicaraguan producer offers the Maduro line in four formats: Half Corona, Rothschild, Belicoso and Toro. The combination of creamy smoke with subtle spice makes the Toro Especial Maduro a highlight for us in the CJ editorial offices.
Tasting notes: “Aromas of fresh coffee and toast mingle in the creamy smoke with earthy, leathery and nutty notes. Subtle spice and a peppery, minty freshness join in as the smoke progresses. Medium+.”
#10 | Perdomo Small Batch 2005 Toro Especial Maduro
Size: 140 x 21,4 | 5 ½ x 54
Factory: Tabacalera Perdomo