Nova Platinum Club Edition Exclusive Toro Review: A Beautiful Cigar
It was a calm, sunny evening after a hot summers day. I’d spent the morning tidying up the garden and wanted to spend some quality time admiring my efforts. I decided to crack open my pack of Nova cigars and try my first one. My eye was drawn to the Nova Platinum Club Edition Exclusive Toro.
I made sure that the scene was ready for me. Comfy garden chair – check. Table to write at with notebook and pencil – check. Lighter, ashtray and cigar – check. Chilled bottle of Leffe Blonde to drink – check. Nothing to distract or interrupt me – hopefully, but you never can tell. And settled down for a quiet evening.
My first impression of the Nova Platinum Club Edition Exclusive Toro was that it looked so perfectly formed. Smooth, no large veins, and the perfect squeeze to it. As I removed it from the protective plastic wrapper, I was enveloped in heady aromas of warm cedar. It felt and smelt as good as it had looked in my humidor. As I took a cold draw, an unctuous creaminess was left on my lips as flavours of spring and vanilla played on my taste buds. I knew this was going to be a good smoke and I allowed myself to sit back and melt into the evening that was filled with the scents of my roses.
The first third gave up a pallet of walnut, vanilla and honey, and the smoke itself was the texture of a freshly baked madeleine. As I savoured every draw, allowing the flavours to wash around my mouth, I noticed the perfect burn and a light grey ash that looked like a perfect stack of pennies. I couldn’t help but smile at the love and craftsmanship that had gone into crafting this cigar.
The middle of the Nova Platinum Club Edition Exclusive Toro changed gear and gave me a second course of smoked malts and delicate peppermint creams. The perfect burn continued until an inconsiderate breeze tickled a branch and knocked the ash off. The Leffe was proving to be the perfect match to the cigar and as the second section progressed toffee flavours started to develop signalling the next set of flavours were about to reveal themselves.
These toffee notes were joined by bitter chocolate and a cedar and oak barbeque. Having polished off the Leffe, I needed another tipple to continue my flavour journey. I went inside and dug out the bottle of 1800 Tequila Anejo, a glass and some steel cubes from the freezer. Upon returning to my cigar with a generous measure of tequila, it was still sat gently smoking in my ashtray. The draw revealed that it was indeed still lit after all of my faffing about. This is not a cigar that needs looking after religiously as some sticks do.
Just as I thought I was coming to the end of my journey with the Nova Platinum Club Edition Exclusive Toro, the flavours once again changed. This time I was taken to a library full of well-loved old books with a fresh shot of espresso next to the book stand. Once again I sat back and raised a glass to the perfect construction and care that had gone into rolling this cigar. The last draws on the nub left me with a delightful tingle of black pepper and allowed me to consider the voyage I had just taken.
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Nova Platinum Club Edition Exclusive Toro Cigar Details
Nova Platinum Club Edition Exclusive Toro Review Summary
The burn on this cigar had been perfect from start to finish. It was a full flavoured cigar, but at no point was the flavour heavy. Some cigars leave you wanting, they are unsatisfying and lacklustre. The only thing that this cigar left me wanting was another one.
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