Dunhill Aged Dominican Toro – Cigar Review
Today I am exploring the Dunhill Aged Dominican, a classic Dominican cigar. It combines a U.S. Grown Connecticut Shade wrapper with a Dominican Binder and Piloto Cubano and Olor filler tobacco grown in the Dominican Republic’s fertile Cibao Valley. After the cigar is rolled it is aged in cedar lined rooms for a year to help ensure a well rounded flavor. I consider the name Dunhill as a preeminent one in the world of Tobacco, and I have been a fan of this line for some time now.
The Dunhill Aged Dominican, formerly distributed by CAO, is now distributed by General Cigar Co, you can read more about it on General Cigar Co’s website (Cigar World) here.
Size: 6 x 48
Wrapper: Connecticut Shade
Cigars Smoked For Review: 4
Construction and Appearance: The Dunhill Aged Dominican features a single blue and while band. On the top of the band is the Dunhill logo in gold on white, with Aged cigars writing in the middle in white and gold on blue. The band has a fairly utilitarian look to it, while still being attractive to the eye.
The wrapper of the Dunhill Aged Dominican is a light brown color, almost blonde, actually. There is quite a bit of “teeth” to it, but also a nice rich oil. It is smooth as silk to the touch, and the construction is quite seamless. The Dunhill Aged Dominican is firm to the touch, with no detectable soft spots, and is topped off with a tight triple cap.
Flavor and Notes: The wrapper of the Dunhill Aged Dominican has notes of cedar, grass, and nuts to it. The foot has a scent of cream, nuts, cedar, earth, and nutmeg. To prepare smoking the Dunhill Aged Dominican I use a straight straight cut across the cap, and on the cold draw there are flavors of cedar, earth, spice, and grass.
Smoking Characteristics: The Dunhill Aged Dominican lights with notes of cedar, cream, grass, earth, and some light spice. The smoke is cool, sweet, creamy, thick, and quite delicious. The flavors are wonderful, a bit light, but very well blended. The blend teases the palate and finishes very clean and crisp after each draw. The draw is excellent, easily providing a full body of smoke with each puff. The flavors are quite well blended, and very delicious. The strength in the first third is the perfect example of mild, with just the slightest of buzzes setting in while smoking.
Into the second third, the flavor remains identical to the first, the perfect example of consistency. The notes of cedar, cream, grass, earth, and spice all blend well, with a nice complexity, but they do not overpower the palate. The smoke is still very cool, full, rich, creamy, and slightly sweet. The strength remains very mild, and the ash holds firmly well past the inch point. The burn on the Dunhill Aged Dominican is nearly razor sharp, and has not required a single correction so far.
During the final third of the Dunhill Aged Dominican, the spice fades completely from the profile, and the cedar, cream, grass, and earth all remain. The blend of flavors is till very delicious, a bit complex, yet not very intense. The strength remains mild, the ash firm, and the burn very sharp. The Dunhill Aged Dominican’s construction remains impeccable to the finish, the nub firm, and cool, and the ash solid.
Conclusion: I really enjoy the Dunhill Aged Dominican, the blend of flavors is wonderful with a shockingly clean finish. Like most seasoned smokers I tend to enjoy mostly stronger blends, but I find Connecticut and Cameroon cigars to be very enjoyable from time to time. While the flavors are not always as intense, they have their own subtle and mild complexities that I truly appresiacte. The Dunhill Aged Dominican is one such cigar. The construction is impeccable, the flavors wonderful, and the consistency outstanding. If you are a mild smoker, or even a fan of a mild smoke from time to time, I would fully endorse this one.