Carlos Torano Noventa Latin Torpedo Review
This is a large torpedo. 6.5X54 to be exact.
It has a light brown Nicaraguan wrapper with only small veins.
This thing is really tightly packed and has no hard or soft spots. It is a really nice feeling cigar – it is quite heavy.
The Noventa smells very pungent but slightly sweet as well. The smell reminds me of vinegar.
The first third is very mild smoke with a great cedary creamy and sweet flavor. It has a slightly peppery finish that really lingers. The draw started off very tight – it was much better after some rolling between the fingers and chewing.
The second third had a toasty sweet cedary core with a slightly bitter and peppery finish. The finish reall lingers and could trick you into thinking this is a stronger cigar. Despite this, it is still only in the medium range.
In the final third the wrapper and binder have begun to split on both of the samples I smoked. This makes it a real struggle to smoke and is tunneling down one side. This caused the draw to be difficult and the flavors to be dominated by very bitter pepper.
The Carlos Torano Noventa started of as a fantastic mild/medium cigar that was primarily sweet in flavor, and ended as a construction nightmare with full bodied bitter smoke. This may be fantastic in a smaller vitola, but the samples I smoked were too big for their own good. This cigar is also expensive at $8 to $10. Make sure to buy in a small vitola if picking up one of these!
Flavor and Taste: 16/20
Would I buy a Box: 3/5