Toro, 6” x 50 / MSRP ?
It didn’t take long for Christian Eiroa to expand the line-up of his new CLE brand. The Corojo and Cuarenta made their debuts in July of this year. The first I heard of the Connecticut was in late September, and..Bang!...I got one put in my hands last week while I was at Burns in Chattanooga. Matt Shugart, one of the sales reps...but not OUR sales rep, as it turns out...was hanging out at Burns and gave me one of these to sample. I figured I would burn it Sunday afternoon while I was trying to catch up on a little work. Instead of a full review, I decided to give this one the “cigar preview” treatment. Thanks, Matt, for letting me have an "early look" at this new release.
My final thought on this is this: the CLE Connecticut seems to be a "traditional" Connecticut in a market that has been flooded recently by "new breed" Connecticuts. Because of its more traditional body and flavor profile, it was not something that hit my taste receptors just right...but there are a lot of folks out there who might find this a step (or 5 steps) up from the typical mild bundle cigars out there.