The Toraño Signature series was introduced in 2000 and has garnered both rave reviews and many new fans since then. This is one of the last Toraño series I had yet to try, and it turns out to be one of the best. I chose the perfecto the other evening because I was looking for something with a lot of flavor in a fairly small package.
The Signature perfecto is a true torpedo, being tapered at both the head and foot. It measures 5 inches long and weighs in at a 50 ring gauge at its thickest point. Both head and foot are slightly open, but the head still needs a clip to open it up a bit.
The wrapper is a deliciously oily sungrown Brazilian maduro. The binder is Connecticut broadleaf, and the filler is a blend of Nicaraguan and Dominican piloto cubano. The roll is solid all the way and exhibits an open draw even before the foot opens up.
The Signature perfecto opens up with an earthy introduction, similar in flavor to the base flavors in Toraño’s 1916 Cameroon. Here, however, the spice of the Cameroon is replaced by a sweet maduro accented with flavors of Columbian coffee and leather. It starts out with a very light bite, but this quickly mellows out and by mid-point the smoke is smooth; not creamy exactly, but carefree. The flavor continues with an earthy base. Eventually the leather gives way to sweet wood, until the two-thirds point (just past the first band) where it becomes slightly bitter, signalling the end of the cigar for me.
The Toraño Signature perfecto is a dry, earthy cigar with excellent construction that could be enjoyed at any time of the day. If you’re in the mood for an earthy medium-bodied cigar and have a fiver taking up space in your wallet, trade it in at your B&M for this perfecto. I doubt you’ll be disappointed.