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Maria Mancini 2017 Toro Lindo

For over twenty years, the German manufacturer Schuster Cigars has the Maria Mancini cigars made in Honduras. And for the last couple of years, there’s a limited edition. For 2017, the company went for a 6×52 Toro Lindo. And I had the chance to try this 8 euro cigar for free, the only condition was that I had to review it. Good deal ain’t it?


The tobacco used in the filler is Nicaraguan, Honduran and Brazilian. Add a Honduran wrapper and binder, and there’s your Maria Mancini 2017 Toro Lindo. I smoked the Maria Mancini 2016 limited edition and that was a pretty decent cigar, so if this one is in the same range it should be an enjoyable smoke.

The cigar doesn’t look too good, to be honest. The cap comes in a darker shade than the wrapper and the final cap is glued to the cigar in a sloppy way. The ring is dated and the foot ring is too simple too. The rings don’t match with each other either. A professional designer could and should have done a better job. Updating the rings and logo would be something that will bring the looks of the cigar to a higher level. The wrapper looks a bit leathery, it feels leathery and greasy. Oily might be a better description. The construction feels good. The strength of the aroma is medium. I smell a little ammonia and barnyard aromas.


The cold draw is good. I taste dry tobacco, mildly peppery, with some raisin sweetness. At first, I taste leather and mud. After a few puffs, I taste some green herbs, mushroom, grass and a metallic flavor. Some chocolate shows up too, with a growing pepper flavor. I also get faint vanilla. The cigar has an ashy aftertaste, with red pepper. After an inch, I taste soil with a little spice and sugar water. After a third, I taste soil, green herbs but now with something that comes close to Nutella, but more of a cheap knock-off store brand. There’s also a little grass. Halfway the cigar turns a little sweeter, still with pepper and earthy flavors though. The cigar remains peppery, earthy and sweet but now has some grassy flavors too. With about an inch and a half left, pepper is the main flavor, but supported by the sweetness and still the earthiness. There’s also a coffee bean flavor. Even closer to the end, the coffee beans turn into a high quality 80% dark chocolate.


The sloppy cap comes off after the first puffs, first creating false air before I removed it completely. The draw is great, just as the burn and the firm, light-colored ash. The cigar is medium flavored, medium to full-bodied. 

The smoke time is two hours and forty minutes

Would I buy this cigar again? No, too earthy for me.

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Flor de Maria Manchini maduro torpedo

Nestor Plasencia blended these cigars in Honduras with 2 different wrappers, a Cuban seed Habano 2000 or a Costa Rican maduro. I smoked the maduro.
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The cigar is packed in cello. The size of this puppy is 6 x 50 and the cigar is box pressed. The wrapper is oily and dark and quite smooth. The torpedo has a blunt top. The aroma is a bit acid with mild chocolate and liquorices. The construction feels good and that result in a fine predraw with a dry chocolate and raisin flavor. The roller overdid the glue, as there are spots of the glue on the wrapper.
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I can taste wood & coffee with every now and then a hint of chocolate. The flavors are medium in strength and quite dry. The wood slowly fades away and the coffee isn’t really good and turns a bit acid after an inch and a half.
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Halfway the chocolate returns at the background and the sour flavor is gone. The flavors grow a bit in strength. Some spices show up too. After 2/3rd all I can taste are spices.
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I get a medium thick smoke, lots of smoke. The draw is fine and the ash is quite dark. This cigar is medium bodied and medium flavored.

 

Would I buy this cigar again? No, this cigar didn’t do it for me

Appearance: 7 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 7 / 10
Aroma first part: 6 / 10
Aroma second part: 6 / 10
Aroma third part: 6 / 10

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