Camacho Broadleaf Review

Camacho Broadleaf Toro

Today, we review the Camacho Broadleaf in the Toro size. Camacho is one of the major brands in the Davidoff portfolio. One thing that could be said about Camacho and Davidoff is that these are not companies that are particularly known for the use of Broadleaf tobacco.  That would all change in 2023 when Davidoff announced a new regular production line under the Camacho brand, the Camacho Broadleaf. One thing that stands out is that it uses a Broadleaf leaf grown in Honduras. For the most part, Honduras isn’t a country that is known for producing Broadleaf tobacco.

However, the Camacho Broadleaf isn’t the first cigar known for using a Honduran Broadleaf. Back in 2022, Alec Bradley released the Alec Bradley Double Broadleaf. An argument can certainly be made that both Davidoff/Camacho and Alec Bradley made strides in terms of innovation. On the other hand, it’s well-known that it has been challenging to get Broadleaf – in particular, Connecticut-grown Broadleaf. This has led many companies to look for other sources for Broadleaf for wrappers. Indeed, Pennsylvania has been a long-time alternate to Connecticut Broadleaf, but this has also led many countries to seek out Broadleaf in countries such as Honduras and Nicaragua.

Let’s turn our attention to the Camacho Broadleaf Toro and break down this cigar in more detail.

Camacho Broadleaf Toro – Cigar Review


Blend and Origin

The blend consists of a Honduran broadleaf wrapper, a Honduran binder, and a combination of Honduran and Dominican fillers. The cigars are produced at Davidoff’s Honduran factory, Diadema Cigars de Honduras S.A.

Wrapper: Honduran Broadleaf
Binder: Honduran
Filler: Honduran, Dominican
Country of Origin: Honduras
Factory: Diadema Cigars de Honduras S.A.

Vitolas Offered

The Camacho Broadleaf comes in three sizes. As mentioned, Camacho Broadleaf is a regular production line. Each size comes in 20-count boxes.

Robusto: 50 x 5
Toro: 50 x 6
Gordo: 60 x 60

Appearance (*)

The Honduran Broadleaf wrapper of the Camacho Broadleaf Toro certainly had the ruggedness and thickness associated with Broadleaf. In the case of the Camacho Broadleaf, the wrapper is definitely on the lighter side. There is also a slight rosado tint associated with the wrapper’s color. There wasn’t much oil on the surface of the wrapper, but some mottling was easily detected. The surface of the wrapper has some visible veins and some prominently visible wrapper seams.


Pre-Light Draw (*)

Before lighting up the Camacho Broadleaf Toro, a straight cut was used to remove the cap of this cigar. From that point, it was time to commence with the pre-light draw. The cold draw was straightforward – delivering a mix of coffee beans and earth. While not spicy or sweet, this was still a satisfactory experience for me. At this point, it was time to toast up the Camacho Broadleaf Toro and move on to the smoking phase.

Tasting Notes

The Camacho Broadleaf Toro opened up with notes of coffee flavor (as opposed to coffee bean), damp earth, dry wood, and red pepper. During the early phases, the coffee notes moved into the forefront. The earth, wood, and pepper notes settled into the background. A slight sweet chocolate note emerged in the background as the cigar moved through the first third. Meanwhile, an extra layer of red pepper and cedar was in the background.

The coffee notes remained grounded in the forefront as the Camacho Broadleaf Toro burned through the second third. The earth, wood, pepper, and chocolate notes were joined by some cedar notes. The cedar notes gradually increased in intensity during this stage. Once the cigar moved into the second third, there was a slight increase in the pepper. Simultaneously, the chocolate notes diminished and were pretty much gone by the end of the second third.

The final third saw the cedar notes displace the coffee as the primary note. The coffee notes moved into the background with the earth, wood, and pepper notes. The pepper notes slightly increased during this portion of the cigar experience. As the Camacho Broadleaf Toro came to a close, the cigar finished with a cool, firm nub.


The Camacho Broadleaf Toro required frequent touch-ups to maintain a straight burn path and a straight burn line. While the touch-ups did the trick, more than I preferred were needed. This was an ash skewed toward the looser side. There was a slight amount of flaking of this ash along the way. The ash itself had a silver-gray color. Meanwhile, the burn rate and burn temperature had ideal levels.

Burn of the Camacho Broadleaf Toro


Overall, the Camacho Broadleaf Toro delivered an open draw. I usually prefer a slight resistance on the pre-light draw. At the same time there were no adverse effects due to combustion.

Strength and Body

Since the rebranding of Camacho in 2013, Camacho is a brand known for the “bold standard.” When it came to the Camacho Broadleaf Toro, this was certainly a bold cigar. The cigar started out with medium strength and medium to full-bodied flavors. Both attributes increased in intensity along the way. Midway through the first third, the strength progressed into the medium to full range. The body increased and came close to getting into full territory.

In terms of strength versus body, the body maintained the edge throughout the smoking experience.


The Camacho Broadleaf fits into the packaging scheme of all of the core lines Camacho offers. In the case of the Camacho Broadleaf, it is highlighted by a rust color. The rust color contrasts nicely with the Honduran Broadleaf wrapper. The only critique I have is that the color is close to the orange color of Camacho Nicaragua. It’s not identical, but I would have liked to see something stand out more in terms of color with the Camacho Broadleaf.


Final Thoughts

The way the Camacho Broadleaf Toro started out, I had very high hopes for this cigar. The flavors during the first third were quite enjoyable. As the cigar experience progressed, they became more average, and in the final third, the flavors came back somewhat unbalanced. As many do, I get excited when a new and innovative tobacco is used in a blend. Unfortunately, more times than not, I get disappointed. This cigar had its moments, but I’m still not sold on Honduran Broadleaf.  In the end, I still see this cigar as something worth buying. It has an attractive price point under $10.00. It’s a cigar I would steer more toward an experienced cigar enthusiast. I just wouldn’t get sold on this being the greatest thing since sliced bread.


Key Flavors: Coffee, Cedar, Damp Earth, Dry Wood, Chocolate, Pepper
Burn: Very Good
Draw: Very Good
Complexity: Medium Plus
Strength: Medium (Start), Medium to Full (Remainder)
Body: Medium to Full
Finish: Good


Value: Buy One
Score: 88


News: Camacho Broadleaf Announced
Price: $9.75
Source: Davidoff
Brand Reference: Camacho

Photo Credits: Cigar Coop, except where noted

(*) Indicates this is not factored into the score or value rating