Caldwell Cigars
Caldwell The Last Tsar in Toro by Caldwell Cigars

Vitola: Toro
Length: 6.0
Gauge: 50

Wrapper: Connecticut Hybrid Arapiraca Maduro
Binder: Dominican HVA 20/20, Dominican Carbonell
Filler: Dominican Corojo & Negrito
Blender/Creator: Robert Caldwell
Factory: Tabacalera William Ventura
Country: Dominican Republic
Purchase Source: ThompsonCigar.com
Date Purchased: August 1, 2020
Price: $6.00
Date Smoked: April 7, 2024
Quantity: 29

Caldwell The Last Tsar in Toro by Caldwell Cigars

04/07/2024


01/27/2023

Once lit, the Caldwell The Last Tsar delivers thick creamy chewy smoke with tobacco flavors of cedar, coffee, mild chocolate, and pepper The wrapper, a Connecticut Hybrid Arapiraca Maduro, is a clue to the decadence that awaits. I love that wrapper! The draw is effortless, allowing you to savor each nuance of flavor. The retrohale during this phase accentuates the coffee notes and adds a delightful warmth to the experience.

Transitioning into the second third of the Caldwell The Last Tsar, the journey takes an intriguing turn. The dark chocolate evolves into a more pronounced cocoa richness, while a gentle undertone of earthiness and my favorite… leather tobacco flavors enters the scene. The complexity deepens as you explore layers of toasted nuts and a subtle sweetness reminiscent of dried fruit. The retrohale in this phase enhances the earthy tones and adds a touch of peppery zest to the equation.

As the Caldwell The Last Tsar reaches its final third, it culminates in a grand finale of flavors. The Dominican Corojo and Negrito filler blend harmoniously with the existing profile, bringing forward a robust blend of spices and woodiness. The cocoa notes persist, now accompanied by a distinct black pepper that provides a satisfying kick. The retrohale in this stage showcases the complexity of the blend, with the spices and cocoa intermingling in a way that lingers on the palate. The finish is bold, leaving you with a sense of fulfillment and a desire for another puff.

In essence, the Caldwell The Last Tsar is a cigar fit for the most discerning aficionados. The Connecticut Hybrid Arapiraca Maduro wrapper, along with the Dominican binder and filler, create a symphony of flavors that evolve from dark chocolate and coffee to cocoa, earthiness, and spices. The transitions are seamless, offering an exciting journey through taste and aroma. The retrohale adds an extra layer of depth, highlighting different facets of the cigar’s character. If you’re seeking a cigar that takes you on an unforgettable ride, the Caldwell The Last Tsar is the crown jewel you’ve been looking for.


12/14/2022
COVID-19 Day 997:
 Caldwell Cigars, Caldwell The Last Tsar, Dominican Republic, Hybrid Connecticut Arapiraca Maduro, Toro I always look forward to smoking this Caldwell The Last Tsar in Toro by Caldwell Cigars ever since I discovered it in 2020 although lately, I’ve been having some draw issues… but not today!

Through a perfect draw with a V-Cut and I’m off to the races totally enjoying this deep rich Connecticut Hybrid Arapiraca Maduro wrapped bundle of awesomeness!

As you can see I was so enthralled that I “spaced out” and started smoking the band!?

Anyway… Yes, I’ll be smoking more of these and I can’t wait!

Until next time…
Stay Smoky
Stay Chill


01/04/2021
COVID-19 Day 653
 Caldwell Cigars, Caldwell The Last Tsar, Dominican Republic, Hybrid Connecticut Arapiraca Maduro, Toro Another day I get to luxuriate with this Caldwell The Last Tsar in Toro by Caldwell Cigars. If I haven’t said it yet, this is probably one of my “Best Finds” in 2021.

I intend to smoke this in the regular cigar rotation in 2022.

Until next time…
Stay Tuned
Stay Smoky
Stay Chill

Stay Safe
Stay Healthy


08/13/2021
COVID-19 Day 508
 Caldwell Cigars, Caldwell The Last Tsar, Dominican Republic, Hybrid Connecticut Arapiraca Maduro, Toro A luxuriating smoking experience today… once again with the Caldwell The Last Tsar in Toro by Caldwell Cigars!

Once it, thick oily smoke comes delivering creamy smoke, some black licorice, chocolate, coffee, caramel, malt, vanilla with a soft black pepper spice on the retrohale… Wow!

What’s not to like about this “The Last Tsar” in Toro by Caldwell Cigars?

I did have a mushy last third, so I’ll keep an eye on that the next time I choose to spark this.

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill


05/21/2021
COVID-19 Day 425:
Do I need to say anything more about this delicious cigar?!!!

Although there were some very minor draw issues today… I suspect a little “Dry-Boxing” would have taken care of that issue… Next time!

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill


03/22/2021
COVID-19 Day 365:
 Caldwell Cigars, Caldwell The Last Tsar, Dominican Republic, Hybrid Connecticut Arapiraca Maduro, Toro The rich bold flavors of this awesome Caldwell The Last Tsar in Toro by Caldwell Cigars. A great way to savor and contemplate this one-year anniversary of COVID-19 lifestyle changes going on 365 days.

The Last Tsar by Caldwell Cigars hits all the checkboxes in what I’m looking for in a “Premium” cigar… needless to say, I was a little late in discovering this gem of a cigar, so I’ve been quietly purchasing these whenever and wherever I find them… After all, this dandy is wrapped in one of my favorite “rare” cigar wrappers in its use of the Connecticut Arapiraca Maduro wrapper.

I can’t wait to smoke this again!

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill


08/19/2020
 Caldwell Cigars, Caldwell The Last Tsar, Dominican Republic, Hybrid Connecticut Arapiraca Maduro, Toro First time today with the “The Last Tsar” in Toro by Caldwell Cigars and I can say it was Love at first puff!

I want more, please!

The Caldwell The Last Tsar is typically an expensive cigar and that’s probably why I’ve stayed away from it for so long… BUT, these can be had for more reasonable and affordable prices if you search in the correct places…

I’m pretty sure I’ll be adding some more of these Caldwell The Last Tsars in next month’s Cigar Budget.

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill


The Experience

Appearance:Oily
Combustion:Even
Ash: Even
Draw: Perfect
Smoke Output: Thick
Flavor: Earthy
Strength: Medium
Body: Medium/Full
Finish: Complex
Value: Good
Overall Rating (1-5): 4

The Cigar

Chocolate: 2
Coffee: 2
Cream: 2
Earthy: 2
Fruit:
Grass/Hay:
Leather: 1
Pepper: 1