The Casa Magna Colorado Gran Toro has an amazing orange tint to it and a huge ring gauge of 56 and a standard toro length of 6 inches. The wrapper harnesses tightly packed tobacco. The Casa Magna Colorado makes a real appearance in the humidor with its colour and mass. It has that bold “Colorado” wrapper and an attractive golden cigar band.
The Cigar Details:
Wrapper: Ligero Colorado
Ring Gauge: 56
Length: 6 inches
Color: Orangy Brown (I had to add this)
The draw starts off as a tight draw and right away you can taste the ligero tobacco, there is a lot of flavour with peppery notes at the back of the throat. The cigar is a full bodied mammoth. Sporting a tight draw and low smoke output. This titan of a cigar burned well, and perhaps the tight draw was intentional as the strength of the cigar is very high right from jump.
The flavours I detected were a musty, tea, almond taste and a sticky nutty feel that coated my mouth. The finish is very short and then it subsides and then the finish comes back with a musty, tea, almond burst of flavour. This lead to a head rush, so be careful and pull accordingly.
At about ¾ of an inch in the ash dropped off, revealing a flowery foot, hiding the cherry. The spiciness almost disappears, making way for prominent tea and nut tastes. The experience smoothed out and perhaps that was because I was getting used the cigar.
As you can see in the cigar review video, Ligero tobacco plays a big role in this cigar. It’s not that cherry red hot taste that one gets from double ligero cigars, it jumps up over a very strong tea flavour and musty barnyard aromas and flavours. As I continued to get through the cigar, carefully, I might add because of the strength, I found the sweetness like sugar in tea. A quite welcomed flavour indeed.
Can someone say, “toast” no, not cheers, toast as in charred bread, as in toast that one might have with tea. The flavours just run rampant on the palate as the finish is eternal from one puff to another. The cigar has toast and tea like bread and a smell of what it’s like being next to a bread factory. This is a must retrohale, to get these flavours..
I had to double puff this cigar to the cigar to continually be stoked. I think I do that out of habit, not sure it was necessary.
This cigar burned oddly at times, but due to what I felt was a good constructed cigar, I left it alone and it always corrected itself; there was no need to touch this cigar up.
Near the Band
At about 60 to 70 minutes, earthy tones have picked up and the tea, almond and spice are all present. With all this flavour, it was very smooth. Much like the band and how easy it was to be removed. Very easy, but intricate in look and feel. After the band the Casa Magna Colorado held its own, it started to loosen up and the flavours intensified as you would expect as a cigar comes to a crescendo.
Final Thoughts and Challenge
Experienced cigar smokers only, this is not for rookies. The cigar is full bodied and full of flavour. I think a lot of critics held it to a high standard because it won cigar of the year 4 to 5 years ago. So their perception of expectation was way too high, if they can take themselves off their pedestal, try it again, I dare you.
Having said that, this is a very good cigar that needs to be enjoyed more than once before making any assumption. If you’ve had it and didn’t get the same flavours I did. I’d love to know, leave me a comment below in the comment box and let’s share our enthusiasm for cigars.
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