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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

La Palina El Diario - Torpedo

Length & Ring : 6 1/8 X52
Country: Honduras 
Wrapper: Honduran Corojo 99 Rosado
Binder : Honduran Criollo ( x2)
Filler: Nicaragua  Corojo 99 & Criollo 98
Price: $11.35 Ea or$ 227.00 For a Box of 20


Great looking torpedo, no soft spots ,with almost no veins or seams visible.  
Pre -Light: The pre-light flavours reveal a  Pronounced Earth and Tobacco Character . 
Draw: Good 

Initial Draw: Good 
Initial Flavor Profile: The initial draw reveals a pronounced earth and wood  flavours with some light spice notes. Along with some slight coffee nuances.  
Mid Draw: Good
Mid Flavour Profile:  The spice now begins to increase. The earth and aged tobacco character remain. 
Final Draw: Good

Final Flavor Profile:The finish shows loads of coffee and aged tobacco character. 

Overall Impression:
After smoking the Pasha, I was eager to see what the El Diario brings to the table. The favours are not as complex as the Pasha but provides the smoker an easy to enjoy a very uniform experience, without many changes in flavour. The flavours that are present in the El Diario Torpedo are pronounced enough to keep even a seasoned aficionado pleased. While I prefer the Pasha to the El Diario Torpedo . The price alone would lead me to purchase a box without thinking twice. 

Score Break Down

Overall Appearance and Presentation of Cigar: 19/20
Lighting and Burning Properties: 12/15
Construction: 28/30
Taste: 32/35
Total: 91/10

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