Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Review: Fratello Bianco Toro

Took time to enjoy a few cigars recently and one that stands out is the Fratello Bianco. The cigar is a nice and dark cocoa brown color, with a few veins but very nicely done. 

Wrapper: Mexican San Andres
Binder: Dominican
Filler:Peruvian, Nicaraguan, and U.S. Broadleaf
Country of Origin: Nicaragua

I used a v cut on this cigar and lit up and was very pleased from the start. A nice pepper spice at the beginning is pleasing and brings more interest to what may lay ahead.
Into the first third of the cigar, hints of cocoa and a dark coffee begin to appear. The smoke is abundant and pleasing to the palate as the flavors ramp up slightly.

Very happy with the start of this cigar I continue into the second third with great anticipation. The smoke became silky smooth as the coffee and cocoa equally changed position in the forefront during the smoke. The spice as well became slightly more pronounced with a ever so light touch of red pepper flavor, not in heat, but in luscious flavor in the background.

As time went on we moved to the final third where smooth chicory replaced the coffee and the cocoa became more of a dark chocolate with the spice still wrapping through perfectly. At the very end, mild touches of leather appeared in a very nice addition.

The Fratello Bianco I found to be just a tad over medium in strength and lacking nothing in flavor. Rich creamy smoke, tantalizing flavors and rich aroma make this a fantastic cigar. If you haven’t tried this cigar yet, come by and pick a few up and see what you taste.
Available at Havana Smoke Shoppe.