Wrapper: 9 Year Old Nicaraguan Corojo
Toro: 6 x 52 (box-press)
This is the first release under in the Pedro Martin brand since Gurkha Cigar Group acquired the trademark from the now defunct Martin Family of Cigas.. It also is the first limited edition cigar under the Pedro Martin line. The late Pedro Martin was the founder of Tabacalera Tropical. Martin sold the company to Eduardo Fernandez in 2002. Ironically, this cigar is made by Fernandez at the TABASA factory in Nicaragua and is blended by Arsenio Ramos. Only 500 boxes of 15 were produced.
This cigar delivers an outstanding flavor profile that is well-balanced. It consists of notes of corojo sweetness, coffee, chocolate, earth, and black pepper. The flavors are full-bodied countered by medium to full strength. The only drawback with this cigar was the draw. It had a little resistance to start, and more resistance than I prefer in the second half.
This is still a very good cigar. It could be one of the top cigars released by Gurkha Cigar Group, and it’s one I would get a box of.