Wrapper : Nicaraguan
Binder : Nicaraguan
Filler : Nicaraguan and Dominican
Source : Samples sent from Victor Vitale
Finally I am going to be reviewing the Tortuga 215 Edicion Limitada 2011 in the Titan size by Victor Vitale. With Sandy coming through and me getting sick I just have not had much time to enjoy a good cigar. Let’s hope this one is a good one. The Tortuga 215 is available in four sizes, robusto (5×52), torpedo (6×54), toro (6×54) and this Titan (6×60). As for the price, it seems you can find them online for around $8 a stick, give or take a little depending on size.
Jerry reviewed the Tortuga 215 also so take a look at it when you have time.
Giving the Tortuga 215 a once over and the wrapper is very nice with a velvety feel to it. Wrapper gives me a nice sweet spice with a hint of hay, the foot is just tobacco and the cold draw is a woodsy tobacco. It really seems packed well for its size so let’s get this show on the road.
Starting out with this Tortuga 215 and it gives off a very prominent woodsy taste along with a bit of a sweet spice and a hint of licorice. I was actually a bit surprised at how easily these big boys lit up. At around an inch into the cigar it develops a more intense sweetness along with the licorice and wood. Not changing much at all. Smoke is very plentiful and coats the palette with a nice sweet licorice taste. First half ended without too much of a change. Sweet licorice was very nice and stayed long after taking a puff. Woodsy notes are there along with a slight spice taste but the sweet licorice was definitely dominant.
Heading into the last half of the Tortuga 215 in the titan size and so far it is a very enjoyable experience. I did just a minor touch-up to make sure the burn didn’t go too far off. I had two of the five I smoked for this review go off a good bit but a bit of flame took care of it. Really consistent cigars. Flavors stayed about the same with the woodsy taste picking up a bit and intertwining with the sweet licorice taste. Never had to correct the burn again. Flavors did get a bit more intense in the last 2 inches which was consistent with the others.
Would I buy it again? Yes. Really great tasting cigar that lets me relax and enjoy the moment. If you can find them, snag a few to try or hold on to as I don’t know how long they will be available.
It has been a while since I had a contest and since Victor Vitale was so nice as to provide a box of 10 for me to review, why not give the other five cigars away. Easy contest. Just let a comment and tell us which of Victor Vitale’s cigars you like the most or if you have never had any (or had any you liked) let us know which you are most eager to try. I will let this run until next Saturday (November 17th 2012) at midnight and then I will pick a winner on Sunday using my random generator (it’s called The Hat if you are curious). Good luck!
Lloyd L(or I?) is the big winner! Email has been sent. Thank you to everyone for watching and entering.
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