Cigar Geeks Geek Critique

Fuerte Y Libre Sun Country Toro
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: nirab (nirab)

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Welcome to another Member sponsored Geek Critique generously sponsored by our member 05Venturer (Kent). The cigar provided for this round is the">Fuerte Y Libre Sun Country Toro.

Hand made in the Dominican Republic at Tabacalera El Hoyito, these cigars incorporate well-aged Dominican Piloto Cubano in the Ligero (double), Filler and Binder with aged Mexican San Andrés wrapper leaf blended into the filler for a little something special. This full body core is then wrapped in a creamy Ecuadorean Shade wrapper to create a balance of flavors that has to be experienced as no words can truly capture what we have done here. Named after a bad ass bull, the Sun Country will definitely brighten your day.

Fuerte Y Libre Sun Country Toro

Fuerte Y Libre
Sun Country Toro
Ring Gauge:
Country of Origin:
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
Connecticut Shade
Colorado Claro
Medium Body/Full Strength – At first glance this cigar should not be a part of a brand called Strong and Free. The creamy Shade wrapper screams mild cigar but it is hiding a big secret. The core of this cigar was designed to surprise you with its double Dominican Ligero and aged Dominican Filler and Binder we have amped it up just a bit by blending some Mexican San Andrés Wrapper leaf into the filler. This creates a full bodied and full strength core that is wrapped in that mild creaminess. We know you will enjoy this one as many have exclaimed that it is our best blend yet.
This cigar was enjoyed with Topo Chico

Pre-Light: 8 Points of 10 Possible

Slightly dry wrapper, but very smooth, with little veining. The cap is well applied, and stays intact with a straight cut. The cigar is well packed, save for one small soft spot. The aroma is earthy, and slightly stinky!

Lighting and Burn: 14 Points of 15 Possible

The burn was nice and slow, and stayed pretty even throughout the smoke. The ash was solid, holding in 1" chunks. The color was mostly white, with shades of light black mixed in. The cigar required no relights. The smoke volume was on the medium side.

Construction: 28 Points of 30 Possible

The draw was great, with the right amount of resistance and give. No issues at all. The wrapper did crack near the head after cutting, but it was not an issue. The cap was well applied, and stayed intact the entire time smoking the cigar.

Flavor and Aroma: 40 Points of 45 Possible

The cigar started off a lot stronger than I anticipated. It was very spicy, but it was a different kind of spice, as I had a difficult time identifying it. It had a slight black pepper quality, along with an underlying natural sweetness. Further in, and a really nice creaminess jumped to the front. A very excellent combination! The last part dropped down in strength, the creaminess subsided, and the spiciness smoothed out. It was very enjoyable. The beginning was kind of dry on the palate, but that too disappeared about the halfway point. The aftertaste was nice, as was the retrohale.


I really enjoyed this cigar! It was very different, and in a good way. The creaminess was very distinct, and the spice was unique as well. I would love to smoke this again in the morning, along with a nice cup of coffee. Thank you Kent for allowing me the chance to review this cigar! Top notch all the way around...might have to bring these into The Cigar Vault!

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