Kristoff Ligero Maduro Toro Cigar Review
The very dark Brazilian maduro wrapper is quite veiny, but I like the overall look and feel of the toothy leaf.
This cigar is very heavy in the hand and feels evenly rolled. I chose to use a cutter and the draw is very good.
I have reviewed cigars that had hints of chocolate in the smell, but this cigar is different. It actually smells like a milk chocolate bar. As a whole I am impressed by the look, smell, and feel of this cigar. Time to light it up!
The first third has a rich and earthy hazelnut taste with a sweet and slightly spicy finish. The burn is very even and the ash holds on very tight – certainly due to the ligero filler. It is smoking very slow and this toro should last a long time!
The second third is medium bodied dry and toasty smoke with a creamy and earthy flavor. Still has that pleasant sweet and spicy finish. I am also picking up on some coffee in there. The flavor profile is complex and I am loving that lasting finish.
The final third has a very rich earthy and nutty flavor with the sweet and spicy finish. This third is not dry like the second, instead it is much more buttery and thick. Great flavor profile and this was a fitting end to a fantastic medium bodied but full flavored cigar.
This is everything I would expect from a Kristoff. Its construction was rock solid and flavors complex. The Kristoff Ligero Maduro was a slow smoking beast – provided a great overall smoking experience. It is just a bit on the strong side, so for those looking for less nicotine, this may not be for you. The price tag is also a bit hefty, but this is one of those “you get what you pay for” situations. For me, this cigar is well worth the price and it really hit the spot. I recommend it!
Flavor and Taste: 18/20
Price Point: 9/10
Would I buy a Box: 5/5