|The La Reloba Sumatra Toro|
This is an all Nicaraguan smoke available in two wrappers - Habano or Sumatra. Here are some details on the construction:
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano or Nicaraguan Sumatra
The cigar is available in four sizes:
Corona: 5 5/8 x 46
Robusto: 5 x 50
Toro: 6 1/4 x 52
Torpedo: 6 1/8 x 52
For the purposes of this review, I smoked the La Reloba Sumatra (i.e. with the Sumatra wrapper) and the Toro size.
Normally with a lot of Pepin/Nicaraguan sticks, I usually am treated to stronger blast of salt to start the smoke. The La Reloba Sumatra did not hit me hard at first - there were only hints of salt. The interesting thing was there was a balance between tones of oak and cedar sweetness to start out. I heard some folks mention pepper, but this did not really hit me. As I smoked it, the dominant tones became the sweet tones. In fact, I felt the cedar tones pretty much transitioned to a more nutty-like sweetness. The sweetness I got - particularly in the second half of this smoke was really what I took away from this.
Overall, I found this a medium strength and medium bodied smoke. I did not find this an overly complex stick. The stick needed a couple of touch-ups, but nothing out of the ordinary. I got a very small nub to finish the stick. It didn't burn hot at the end - and it didn't get harsh.
|Nub of the La Reloba Sumatra Toro|
Assessment: Nice to Have