Tortuga 1948 Connecticut

Wrapper: Aged Connecticut

Filler: Dominican

Binder: Dominican

Size: Toro 6×52

Pre Light

This Connecticut shade wrapper is a nice milk chocolate color with a few small veins running through it.  The wrapper has a light oil sheen on it and smells of hay.  The draw on the punch cut is free and tastes of light pepper and nuts.  The cigar feels well packed from head to foot and has a good in hand feel.

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1st Third

This Tortuga starts with just a light pepper and finishes with a rich nut flavor.  The burn is ridiculously even and quite cool to the touch.  The smoke is light and airy with a good room aroma.

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2nd Third

In the middle portion of the cigar I start to pick up some earthiness to go along with the nuts I was picking up in the first third.  The burn is still straight as an arrow and cool.

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Final Third

The pepper picked back up slightly in the final inch or so and very mild hay or dry grass.  The nut and earthiness is still there but seem to switch back and forth with every few drags.  The burn went all the way down without a relight or touch up.


I enjoyed this cigar.  It’s funny that Victor Vitale is based out of Philly and I rarely smoke the Tortuga line.  I remember reviewing the maduro line a while back and enjoying it.  I guess I need to get off my ass and get to his shop and try more of these.  Good flavors and perfect construction.  Can’t ask for much more.

Keep em burnin’


4 Responses to “Tortuga 1948 Connecticut”

  1. I didn’t know he had a shop in Philly? where about? I need to get down and try some I have heard great things about his lines.

  2. Abraxas828282 Says:

    I like these cigars, like the Maduro more. GO SABRES!

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