Micallef Migdalia Toro
To be honest and forthcoming, if it wasn’t for this cigar being a part of The Cigar Authority’s Monthly Care Package, I would never known it existed. I suppose that is just a part of the hobby, however, it proves that the current offerings in the cigar market are much larger than many of us can even comprehend. The Micallef Cigar Company, owned and operated by Al Micallef and Gomez Sanchez families, has been in operation since 1934 and focuses on supporting many Brick & Mortar stores across the world.
Offering sixteen different blends within their portfolio, the Migdalia line is blended by award winning master roller Migdalia Sanchez and is offered in the following three sizes:
4 x 46 – Petit Corona
6 x 46 – Corona Extra
6 x 52 – Toro
For more information on Micallef Cigars and their program offerings, visit https://www.micallefcigars.com.
On to the review….
Micallef Migdalia Attributes
Ring Gauge: 52
Wrapper: Mexican San Andres Habano
Filler: Nicaragua and Dominican Republic
Price: $11.00 USD each
Aesthetics (Construction/Shelf-Appeal): The Micallef Migdalia sports a beautiful dark chocolate Colorado wrapper. The cigar does have an overall rough look to it with several large veins and visible seams. The cap is well applied but a bit lumpy in structure. The cigar has a firm roll and the band is very detailed and eye appealing with navy and red coloring outlined in gold trim details.
Performance (Draw/Burn): The Micallef Migdalia Toro offered the perfect resistance on the draw and the carbon (burn) line was almost non-existent indicating both a high-quality tobacco and flawless roll. The burn was a bit wavy throughout the smoking experience, however, always corrected itself never needing a touch up. The ash of the cigar was a mix of solid white and gray.
Flavor (Tastes/Aroma/Body/Strength): Pre-light smell and cold draw showed notes of heavy barnyard/manure, chocolate, leather, and minerals. During smoking, the cigar was smooth, sweet, and creamy showing notes of fire roasted marshmallows, bitter chocolate, and savory vanilla cedar. To say I couldn’t put the cigar down would be an understatement. The Micallef Migdalia Toro was medium in body and medium in strength, providing the smoker with a nice creamy sweet smoke.
Overall Impressions (Value/Experience/Pairing): The only thing holding this cigar back from a perfect 5 out of 5 boxes is the messy construction and minor wavy burn. Will I pursue purchasing more of the Micallef Migdalia Toro? Yes! In fact, I have already ordered a five pack in the toro and Petit Corona vitolas. If I have the same experience with these sticks as I did with my initial Micallef Migdalia Toro, this cigar will then be box worthy and hold a spot in my humidor. If you are looking for a beautiful creamy, sweet smoke, at the a wonderful price point ($11.00 Market Value) this cigar is a must. I truly could not put it down and it continued to deliver throughout the entire smoke. Micallef Migdalia Toro, is a winner in my book.
Cigar Score: 4 out of 5 boxes
-Dr. Kyle Lee, CCST-