Quick Toast: Don Tomas Clasico

Quick Toast: Don Tomas Clasico

Size: 5×52, Robusto
Wrapper: Honduran
Binder: Honduran
Filler: Honduran and Nicaraguan
Price: Box of 25, $73.99

The Don Tomas Clasico is made under Estelo Padron and uses primarily Honduran tobacco. The reddish brown hue on the Clasico wrapper creates a very clean and elegant appearance – it also bears a well done double cap, minimal veins, and no soft spots.  The aroma is of sweet cedar, caramel and even a mild espresso. The cold draw has a nice zest and a crisp lemon flavor.

Moving into the flavor of the burning cigar, the predominate notes are woody, with caramel and citrus undertones, and a very mild spice.  Overall, the profile is a bit dry, the finish is short, and the smoke is fairly smooth. I was expecting a creamier profile but it never arrived.

The construction on the Clasico is solid with an even burn, a sturdy ash, and a slow burn. The construction proves to be the strongest feature on this sub $3 smoke. It is definitely worth the money and would be a great cigar to keep around for friends and in the yard.

Single Worthy: Yes
Box Worthy: Yes, more for giveaways though
Grade: B-