Medium to full-bodied with a long finish, this cigar appeals to aficionados who appreciate cigars with a lot of flavor.
601 Red Habano by Espinosa launched on the heels of the highly successful 601 brand, which set a new standard for Nicaraguan cigars. Made at the famous La Zona factory in Nicaragua, the 601 is a medium to full-bodied blend of Nicaraguan fillers that is finished with a spicy and rich corojo wrapper.
Because of its intense bitter aromas and long finish, this blend has often been compared to many of the popular Cuban cigars made today. EO brands is a relative newcomer to the cigar industry, but has made a lasting impression on even the most discerning aficionados. Each cigar they make demonstrates exceptional quality in construction, giving you the perfect smoke for any occasion.
The Toro was firm to the touch but had a loose fill and a medium loose draw. It had a pleasing smell and a nice appearance. Upon lighting, It burned evenly and did not require re-lights or touch-ups. The flavors were on the full side of medium bodied. It had some earthiness and tobacco flavors with a bit of harshness at times and some cayenne pepper on the finish that left my moth feeling like an ashtray. It developed body as it progressed, but didn't present much in the way of complexity to my palate with a bit of dryness. Although it wasn't hot to the touch it did begin to burn my lips in the final one third. It doesn't deliver the complexity and depth of the 601 Blue Label Maduro or the depth of flavor of the Warhead. I have not yet tried the 601 La Bomba (yellow label). Some may enjoy this smoke with its even burn and good smoke output, but it didn't light my fuse.