Patoro by Patrik J. Martin and Dr. Pablo Richard is an incomparable gift to the true Aficionado, the passionate connoisseur. Since 2001 Patoro has been a cigar which seeks no equal for aroma, beauty and quality. Patoro portrays tangibly the world of pure luxury and good taste.
Cigar connoisseurs consider the Dominican Republic as one of the best countries of origin and production for cigars worldwide. Therefore, it is no coincidence that the Swiss cigar producer Patrik J. Martin has chosen this excellent base for the manufacture of his own cigars. With his decades of experience and clear sense of what the spoiled Aficionado desires the most; Patoro represents today the world of pure luxury, passion and taste.
Pure Cuban tobacco seeds, Dominican sun and the soil of Santiago create the valuable basis for each and every Patoro Cigar. The rich, nurturing soil combined with excellent experience in growing tobacco plants (gained over more than six generations) along with the skillful hands of their master Torcedores, creates the unique taste of a masterpiece.
Of particular pride are the rare Patoro wrappers – extremely delicate, of a selected, unmistakable and exquisite tobacco mixture, only reached by using three to ten year old tobacco, fermented up to four times. The precious hand-rolled cigars are then carefully selected to match each other in a bunch of 10, 20 or 50 cigars before being sorted into numbered cedar-wood boxes. Finally, the enclosed signed control cards guarantee the quality and the taste of the finished work of art of the Patoro Cigar.
The sum of all these unique components bestow upon Patoro the sought after rating “Gran Anejo Reserva”. Now Patoro introduces their first line, called Serie P, to the United States and it is distributed by CLE Cigar Co.
This cigar has a slightly rough looking, hearty, toothy wrapper with a rich sweet pre-light smell with hay-like notes. It was brown in color and had an oily sheen.
1st quarter: There was an extremely smooth draw that let out full flavored, dense smoke through to the palate. It was very rich and full aroma started to produce immediately from the cigar. The draw delivered a creamy texture with some spice in the nose. 2nd quarter: There was an alluringly rich aroma to match this medium body smoke. More underlying sweetness was made present as the flavor remained well balanced. An open draw produced more thick clouds of creamy smoke. 3rd quarter: It maintained an even burn and held on to a dense, long ash. The aroma intensified with rich and tempting characters that were full of flavor. Some complexity began to develop and intensify as the cigar was smoked down. 4th quarter: A hearty aroma laced with a sweetness that stayed consistent through the end of the cigar. Big, earthy and rich tobacco notes were very noticeable on the palate.
The Patoro is an effortless cigar to enjoy with a great medium to almost full body and full rich flavors. The construction is excellent and it offers an even burn that holds on to a long and even gray ash. It offers sweet tobacco notes in the aroma and a slow build in spice through the nose. Overall, Patoro was a very smooth and consistent smoke and a very well made cigar.
Myron Gooch Sr.
Reviewed at: The Man Cave.
Time Smoked: 1 hour 35 minutes.
Binder: Dominican Republic.
Filler: Dominican Republic.
Size: 7” x 47.