3 out of 5
Grabbed a tenner of the Santiago robustos to get free shipping on a recent order. My thinking was, "I love any of the expensive Torano blends, (the Exodus' in other words) so I may like this budget stick too". Well, I was wrong to try & compare this to that, since that is the excellence of '50 Years', 'Silver', etc. This is a dry dirt spleef, with not a lot of complexity or much over a mild/medium strength level at any point in the burn. On the plus side, construction is good, burn even & since I have about two bucks/puro invested, not a disaster, by any means. But certainly not my cup of coffee, or anything even remotely approaching the level of excellence I have come to expect from Torano's 'Exodus" blends. I find myself wondering just how good a Diesel or Man-O-War will taste, after I stub out this Noventa about 2/3 of the way through. Again, it's not a bad blend, just a bit one dimensional, light & dirty tasting to my palate. Earthy is good, too much earth is Noventa! 85/100
5 out of 5
I like a cigar or two on the golf course. It helps my game. The Torano Novena Latin (torpedo) is the perfect choice. It is smooth, tasty, and doesn't question my club selection.