Gispert Intenso Toro
No matter how you pronounce it this name has been around since the original Cuban cigar pre -revolution. Meanwhile the new Gispert Intenso brings what the name says – a more intense and bolder cigar experience.
This Intenso in a Toro size 6×50. This handmade cigar is the first Nicaraguan addition to the Gispert brand. And it’s a dark, full-bodied one at that. Intenso is made with the medium to full-bodied cigar lover in mind.
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Gispert is a Nicaraguan A Connecticut broadleaf wrapper is met with Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan and Dominican long-fillers it unleashes touches of leather, rich chocolate, and sweet spice. Blended by the Grupo de Maestros and A.J. Fernandez. More famously from his NEW WORLD line.
This Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper has an oily dark handsome cocoa chocolate wrapper. It is dark and full bodied.
A gentle box press that feels smooth in the hand and sports a beautiful band.
Before the light up
On the cold draw you taste dark chocolate, cocoa, and earthy tones with spice and leather.
The draw on this Toro is excellent, not to tight not to loose. It is just perfect and reminds me of some of AJ Fernandez other blends. Great draw, taste and burn. Great with a single malt scotch or nice bourbon. The burn and draw are very smooth, layered nicely with white ash. It never feels to hot or uncomfortable, it is a well made cigar.
The start of the cocoa treat is chocolate and smooth from the first puff. The combination of oak and earth along with leather and black pepper. A smooth first pull from this comfortable Toro. The amounts of smoke and aroma sit well in the air and it makes you want more. Smoke production is average the burn is sharp. The hash hangs on for about half an inch before falling off.
The middle third, the profile increases to a sweetness and nutmeg. Becoming more distinct overall as well as smooth on the palate. The draw remains quite nice with little to no touch up and the draw has just the right amount of resistance. A medium cigar at the half way point.
The final point of this Nicaraguan cigar leaves a pleasant feeling in the mouth and a satisfying experience. I would smoke this again and pass one of to a buddy. The notes of cocoa, dark chocolate stay consistent with that hint of black pepper.
1 hr and 30 min.