|Wrapper Origin: Ecuadorian||Shape: Toro|
|Length: 6||Ring: 60|
|Color: Oscuro||List Price: $172 (Box of 20)|
|Origin: Nicaragua||Strength: Medium|
Cigar Aficionado Rating: 92 points
The La Antiguedad Toro Gordo is part of the Top 25 Cigars of 2019; specifically, it is on the 20th spot. This brand was first released in 2014 by the My Father Cigars. La Antiguedad is the Spanish for The Antiquity. It is a brainchild of two master blenders Jose “Pepin” Garcia and Jaime Garcia. Every stick of the La Antiguedad Toro Gordo is handcrafted in Nicaragua made from tobacco that is entirely grown on the farms owned by the Garcia family. The only exception is the wrapper which comes from an Ecuadoran Rosado Oscuro Habano.
The cigars come with a double binder which helps to provide much better construction. The binder is made up of one Criollo and one Corojo. The La Antiguedad Toro Gordo’s special blend makes use of perfectly-aged tobaccos that goes through a tough curing process of 3 years or much more. This enables the tobacco’s richness and exquisite quality to surface. It is one of the solid smokes coming from the My Father Cigars brand. It is a medium to full-bodied smoke that aficionados of Nicaraguan cigars would find enjoyable.
In the entire La Antiguedad line, the Toro Gordo is the thickest. It is also the only cigar in the Top 25 Cigars of 2019 list that has a 60 ring gauge. The Garcia’s packed this cigar with around a ton of delicious tobacco and pressed all these to form a blocky shape that is somewhat a resemblance of a chocolate bar.
This cigar is perfect for those who are fond of thick cigars. It is also meant for the stickler or traditionalist who tends to scoff at heavy ring gauges. The Toro Gordo may compel cigar lovers to widen their horizons and take a different step into the world of hefty smokes. After all, it’s not every day that you’ll come across a sweet and toasty cigar with flavors of raisins and toffee and a base of crushed walnuts that may resonate from start to finish.