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Top 7 Toro Cigars

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The Toro format has been a beloved cigar size for years. In a Cigar Aficionado survey, sales of Toros outstripped the ever-popular Robusto not long ago. The original Cuban dimensions for a Toro are 5.375 inches by a 46-ring gauge, but today’s standard Toros are bigger at 6 inches or longer with a 50 or 52 ring gauge. Some Toros are a touch thinner; others are thicker with a 54-ring gauge. Regardless of exact measurements, the Toro size is tremendously appealing because many cigar lovers view it as, in the words of Goldilocks, “just right.” Here are the top 7 Toros you should try without hesitation.

1. Ashton Double Magnum (6 x 50)

You’re not shopping in the right place if you haven’t encountered an Ashton Double Magnum on a store shelf yet. This iconic cigar is handcrafted from a glistening Connecticut Shade wrapper and a premium amalgam of mild Dominican tobaccos blended by master cigar-maker Carlito Fuente. Tasting notes of cedar, almond, coffee bean, and cashew precede a milky finish with a touch of spice in a prestigious profile sold in over 60 countries.

Strength: Mild
Country: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Connecticut Shade

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2. Fuente Fuente Opus X Perfexcion X (6.25 x 48)

Fuente Fuente Opus X Perfexcion X isn’t easy to come by. Opus X cigars are rare, but you can find the Perfexcion X in Fuente assortments like the ‘Xtremely Rare’ Sampler when they’re in stock. Since its debut in 1995, Opus X has set the benchmark for full-bodied Dominican taste and aroma with its well-aged Dominican tobaccos, including an exclusive Cuban-seed Shade Grown wrapper harvested on the Chateau de la Fuente estates. Notes of leather, fig, cedar, coffee bean, and tangy spices crescendo in a zesty finish.

Strength: Full
Country: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Dominican

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3. La Aroma de Cuba Monarch (6 x 52)

A deep-brown Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper harbors a premium blend of vintage Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos assembled by award-winning cigar-maker Pepin Garcia. Tasting notes of cedar, cocoa, molasses, and earth culminate in a succulent finish with a nice array of spices throughout. La Aroma de Cuba is among the top-selling Nicaraguan brands thanks to an unrivaled blend of quality and value.

Strength: Medium
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf

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4. Flor de las Antillas Toro (6 x 52)

Celebrated father-and-son cigar-makers Jose ‘Pepin’ Garcia and Jaime Garcia scored their first major accolade with Flor de las Antillas, recipient of ‘#1 Cigar of the Year’ honors and a 96-point rating from Cigar Aficionado in 2012. The all-Nicaraguan blend is drawn from well-aged binder and filler tobaccos and an oily Sun Grown wrapper leaf grown on Garcia family farms. A rich profile of cedar, cayenne, leather, and spice layers the palate in big, cool draws with a perfect burn throughout a soft box-pressed shape.

Strength: Medium-Full
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaraguan

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5. San Cristobal Revelation Legend (6.25 x 52)

A milk-chocolate-hued Ecuador Sumatra wrapper drapes a marvelous blend of vintage Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos in San Cristobal Revelation. A medium-bodied profile of smoked almond, cocoa, cedar, and cinnamon delivers signature Nicaraguan spices with superb balance. The soft box-pressed shape of the Legend quickly became one of the most popular Nicaraguan Toros. The 92-rated cigar is ideal for many palates due to its versatile taste and finish.

Strength: Medium
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuador Sumatra

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6. Padrón 1964 Anniversary Imperial (6 x 54)

The box-pressed format of Padrón 1964 Imperial makes the cigar seem thinner than its actual 54 ring gauge. The 97-rated blend consists exclusively of well-aged Nicaraguan tobaccos and is available in both a Natural and a Maduro wrapper leaf. An intricate profile of cayenne, leather, cedar, cocoa, and baking spices immediately elevated Padron over twenty-five years ago when it set the stage for the brand to score dozens of top ratings and four ‘#1 Cigar of the Year’ awards from Cigar Aficionado.

Strength: Medium-Full
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaraguan

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7. Rocky Patel Decade Toro (6.5 x 52)

An oily Ecuador Sumatra wrapper leaf conceals a meaty blend of Nicaraguan long-fillers in Rocky Patel’s 95-rated Decade. The box-pressed 6.5-by-52 Toro format is a major staple in Rocky’s portfolio of premium cigars and is available in nearly every blend he produces. With Decade, a magnificent profile of earth, coffee bean, and black cherry concludes with a nutty zest.

Strength: Medium-Full
Country: Honduras
Wrapper: Ecuador Sumatra

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Holt’s Collection of Toro Cigars

You’ll find nearly every premium Toro in our massive, humidified inventory, and that’s way too many to list in a single article, so browse our complete list of Toro cigars online. There are hundreds to choose from.

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