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The Best Trinidad: Trinidad Topes Cuban Cigar
The Best Trinidad: Trinidad Topes Cuban Cigar

The Best Trinidad: Trinidad Topes Cuban Cigar

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As a passionate cigar enthusiast, I recently had the pleasure of indulging in the Trinidad Topes, a highly regarded Cuban cigar known for its impeccable craftsmanship and unique flavor profile. I first stumbled upon this vitola in the La Casa Del Habano of Curacao. I had already smoked the Esmeralda and its smaller brother the Reyes. This was recommended to me as the “most well balanced Trini.” I cant argue with that sentiment. Today, I present to you a comprehensive review of this exquisite vitola, complete with detailed tasting notes, food and drink pairings, and an overall score out of 100. So sit back, relax, and join me on this sensory journey.

Vitola Specifications:

Name: Trinidad Topes

Shape: Hermosos

No. 2 Length: 6 1/8 inches (156 mm)

Ring Gauge: 54

Wrapper: Cuban

Binder: Cuban

Filler: Cuban

Strength: Medium to Full

Appearance and Construction: The Trinidad Topes showcases flawless construction, with a smooth and oily Cuban wrapper and the classic pigtail. Its Hermosos No. 2 format feels substantial yet comfortable in the hand, boasting a generous ring gauge that promises a captivating smoking experience. The triple cap is flawlessly applied, demonstrating the pigtail cap synonymous with Trinidad Cuban cigars.

Pre-Light Experience: Before setting the flame to the foot, the Trinidad Topes delights the senses with its inviting aromas. The wrapper exudes a symphony of earthy notes, complemented by hints of cocoa and a touch of sweetness. The cold draw is effortless, offering flavors of dried fruit, cedar, and a subtle touch of black pepper.

Tasting Notes:

First Third: Upon ignition, the Trinidad Topes greets the palate with an explosion of flavors. The initial draws reveal a medley of roasted nuts, espresso, and dark chocolate, delivering a perfect balance between richness and complexity. The creamy smoke coats the mouth, leaving a pleasant aftertaste of toasted caramel.

Second Third: As the journey progresses into the second third, the cigar’s profile deepens, showcasing the trademark Cuban flavors. Hints of leather and cedar intermingle with a gentle spiciness, adding depth and intrigue to the overall experience. The smoke remains velvety, with a slightly earthy undertone that keeps the palate engaged.

Final Third: In the final third, the Trinidad Topes unleashes its full potential, offering an intensified and refined flavor profile. The dark chocolate notes become more pronounced, accompanied by nuances of roasted coffee beans and a touch of black pepper. The strength gradually builds, culminating in a satisfyingly robust finish.

Food and Drink Pairings: To elevate the Trinidad Topes experience, I recommend the following food and drink pairings:

  1. Dark Chocolate Truffles The decadent sweetness of dark chocolate truffles beautifully complements the rich flavors of the Trinidad Topes, enhancing the cigar’s cocoa and roasted nut notes.
  2. Espresso A robust cup of espresso provides a delightful contrast to the cigar’s creamy and complex profile. The coffee’s earthy undertones and slight bitterness accentuate the smoky nuances of the Trinidad Topes.

Overall Score: 93/100 The Trinidad Topes is an exceptional cigar that effortlessly combines craftsmanship, complexity, and a balanced flavor profile. From its flawless construction to its enticing tasting notes, this vitola exemplifies the epitome of Cuban cigar artistry. While it leans toward the fuller side of the strength spectrum, it remains approachable and satisfying for both novice and seasoned enthusiasts alike.

The Trinidad Topes is a standout cigar that will surely leave a lasting impression on any aficionado fortunate enough to experience it. However, with the price increases of certain brands of Habanos, a once affordable cigar has priced out a lot of future buyers. However, those that can afford the Trinidad brand should without a doubt pick a box of 12 or 24 count to age in their humidors and another to smoke right away! I am very curious to see what age does to this cigar. I was lucky enough to smoke a box that had 2.5 years age on it and one that had less than a year. The difference is subtle but is proof that cubans with age are better. With its luxurious flavors, impeccable construction, and impressive performance, it solidifies its place among the finest offerings from the renowned Trinidad brand. So, sit back, savor the moment, and allow the Trinidad Topes to transport you to a world of refined indulgence.

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