Temptation – Toro

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Wrapper : Nicaraguan Maduro
Binder : nicaraguan
Filler : nicaraguan
Source : Samples direct from JDCigars.com

I have a brand new cigar to review for you today. This is the Temptation by J&D Cigars. This cigar is a collaboration between Jorge Gil and David Insignares, hence the J&D.

The Temptation is available in a couple of sizes, Double Toro (6×60), Lancero (7.5×38), Robusto (5×50), Salomon (7.25×58), Churchill Maduro (7×48) Habano Claro (7.5×50), and a Toro (6.5×54)

The Salomon and the Lancero are only available in Habano Claro, while the Toro is only available in Maduro.

Pricing is for bundles of 25 at $175 a bundle except the Double Toro Maduro is $225 and the Toro Maduro is $200.

Pre-Light

Taking a gander at the Temptation and the coloring of the wrapper has a bit of a brushed look to it. Maybe more of a rag look, like you would paint something and wipe it off while still wet. I never noticed any sort of dye on my lips or hands while smoking these, so until I hear differently, I will say they are not dyed.

Smelling the wrapper I get a barnyard scent while the foot produces barnyard and coffee. Cold draw gives a little bit of spice along with wood and a tiny bit of coffee.

First Third

Since I always give into Temptation, let’s start off with a little coffee taste, some wood and some spice.

A little ways into the cigar and I get a little sweetness. I have gotten this on each stick but can’t place the sweet taste.

Rounding out the first third it was mostly woody with a coffee taste and the sweetness. I am leaning more towards a liquor sweet taste than anything right now as I can not place it any better than that. It is a nice taste though.

Definite medium body and climbing.

Second Third

Onward into the second third of the Temptation by J&D Cigars and surprisingly I have had no burn problems as of yet, except after an eighth of an inch. All of the others I have smoked had to have touch ups and really needed to be paid attention to or they would try and go out.

Overall this second third was almost like the first except the body has gone to full and the sweetness would come and go rather than staying around.

I really got more coffee in this third also.

I had two touch ups and one complete relight in this third. I am just saying this for those who care as not many seem to care if the burn needs help here and there or not.

Final Third

Dashing into the final third of this J&D Cigars Temptation and all is well. Power is something I do not go for very much in a cigar, especially in the afternoon but I am soldiering through.

Definitely full bodied here at the end and it gets just a little bitter with about an inch to go.

Really nice flavors just like before.

Wrap-Up

Well there you have my take on the Temptation by J&D Cigars.

I liked the cigar but it would definitely be an after big meal smoke for me as the power just gets too full for a wuss like me to smoke any time of day. I did not have much problem smoking it around 1pm in the afternoon except a little light headedness.

Would I buy it again? Maybe. I could see keeping some on hand for a time i wanted something full bodied but it could not be a daily smoker for me due to the power.

Now for the contest. To win a five pack of these just let me a comment and just tell me if this sounds like a cigar you would like to try or not. I will pick a winner on June 26, 2011 out of all the entries received.

If we reach a magic number of comments (number in my head) I will also include the other Salomon for the winner to try.


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Congratulations to RalphP – the winner of the 5-pack of Temptations