Mombacho Cigars
Casa Favilli Torpedo by Mombacho Cigars

Vitola: Torpedo
Length: 5.5
Gauge: 52

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Broadleaf
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaragua
Blender/Creator: Claudio Sgroi
Factory: Casa Favilli (Nicaragua)
Country: Nicaragua
Purchase Source: Isaac Miller
Date Purchased: September 6, 2019
Price: Gift
Date Smoked: November 13, 2019
Quantity: 1

Casa Favilli Torpedo by Mombacho Cigars

Casa Favilli, Claudio Sgroi, Mombacho Cigars, Nicaraguan, Nicaraguan BroadleafIt was my first time today with this unique cigar.

The Casa Favilli by Mombacho Cigars is the first to use Nicaraguan Broadleaf the wrapper… the wrapper is uncommon in the premium cigar world: an American-seed broadleaf grown in Jalapa, Nicaragua.

“I was looking to make a Maduro line for three years, but never found a wrapper that was different from anything in the market. Even though it is not the darkest wrapper, when I saw the broadleaf in Jalapa and tasted its unique flavor I said that I’m going to blend the Casa Favilli line with it, no matter what.” – Claudio Sgroi (Cigar Aficionado “Mombacho To Release New Brand With Nicaraguan Broadleaf”)

After two to three snips to get the correct draw from the very pointy cap of the Casa Favilli Torpedo by Mombacho Cigars and I was ready to get this First-Time experience going.

At the first third, I’m getting decent tobacco flavors with nothing really to speak of on the retrohale. Let’s see how she progresses.

This must be my week for fast-burning cigars… at 30 minutes; I’m at the halfway point and starting to pick up some floral notes that continue onto the same retrohale. The burn line is razor sharp producing a dry smoke.

At the last third, I still wasn’t happy with the draw, so I took another snip off the cap and the draw improved drastically… unfortunately the flavors are now bitter… I blew them out and that seemed to help a bit. I’m struggling with this cigar…

Overall, I wasn’t too impressed with this OK cigar. I was hoping that the uniqueness of the Nicaraguan Broadleaf wrapper would bring something notable to the table. After I removed the band the wrapper started to crack. This was a gift, so I can’t get too upset at spending upwards to $12.00 for this cigar.

Oh well.

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill

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