Candela ToroThis gets a 5 star rating from me.551
August 26, 2019
Candela ToroThis cigar came in a JR Sampler I received today. I didn't expect it so soon! I went ahead and unwrapped it since it was shipped with a Boveda humidifier.
The dry draw was nice. Just the right amount of resistance. I toasted and lit the foot. It took about a 1/4" to warm up and smooth out. She's no weakling but got smoother as she progressed. Burn is an even wavy line and ash holds for about an inch. I'm well into the 2nd 3rd, the smoke is rich and ample. I like the flavor a lot. The retro is excellent and ample without peppering your nose off, very nice.
The flavors are Sunshine. The wrapper and binder give it a light tinge but the fillers give it body and some boldness which blend playfully on the palate and retrohale. I taste green tea, sun grown flavor and hints of leather and cedar that give it body.
I also like Edge Connecticut and Corojo but their Candela, like them is no slouch.
I'll continue enjoying them from time to time.551
December 3, 2019
Candela ToroGreat cigar for the price. Burns well. The leaf flakes a little on some.551
May 11, 2020
Rocky Patel The Edge Special Edition
6 × 52
The Rocky Patel The Edge Special Edition Candela cigar marks the return of the once enormously popular Candela wrapper leaf. Originally used to tone down the strength of Cuban cigars, this wrapper slowly began to lose favor after the Cuban embargo when mellow Dominican cigars started flooding the American market. The Edge Candela is a nostalgic smoke with a mellow to medium bodied profile. Well-rounded flavors of spice, cocoa, leather, and cedar, are accented with a unique pineapple-like sweetness imparted by the rare Candela wrapper.