“The T Toro is … unlike anything we have seen from the Room 101 portfolio – I found this cigar was also somewhat of a departure from the signature Caldwell profile.”

The T Toro

Wrapper: Nicaraguan
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: Tabacalera Fernandez
Toro: 6 x 52
Price: $11.50
Review: The T Toro (9/17/18)
Appearances on Countdown (By Year/Company): Room 101 – 2 (2011, 2018); Caldwell Cigar Company (2014, 2016, 2018)

Coming in at #29 is The T Toro. The T is a project done in collaboration between Matt Booth of Room 101 Cigars, Robert Caldwell of Caldwell Cigar Company, and AJ Fernandez.

The T was originally a project called The Truth. When the collaboration made its debut at the 2017 IPCPR, it was announced that due to a trademark issue the cigar was being renamed. Eventually, the name became The T. The cigar itself is a Nicaraguan puro. It’s an all box-pressed line where production is being handled at AJ Fernandez’s Tabacalera Fernandez – the second cigar on the countdown to come out of that factory. As for the size, it’s the 6 x 52 Toro size that lands on this list.

The flavor profile is somewhat of a departure from what Room 101 and Caldwell Cigars are known for. This cigar produces notes of cocoa, coffee bean, orange citrus, classic wood, and a combination of green and red pepper. These flavors are medium to full-bodied countered by medium to full strength.

Most importantly, this cigar more than satisfies. It’s quite an enjoyable cigar and one that is a nice joint effort between several leading personalities in the industry.

For details of the 2018 Cigar of the Year Countdown, see our 2018 criteria.

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