This Nicaraguan puro is a relaunch of an 80-year-old mainstay in the cigar universe. The 652T (6X52 Torpedo) has a deep brown, veined wrapper that promises to deliver a timeless classic smoking experience. It does not disappoint.
With a nice, easy draw and pleasantly smoky burn, it provides a consistent, smooth, smoke. While pulling no punches, it has a nice complexity and provides a smoke that is comfortable and familiar – like hanging with a good friend you’ve known your whole life. Perfect for that evening on the patio after a hard day, when you need the dependable comforts of old friends, old scotch, and a beautiful Spring sunset.
The opening is smooth, offering deep earthy/leathery tastes, with a little hint of spice on initial retrohale. Traces of sweetness (coffee/cocoa?) that combine with the heavier earthy flavors to offer a smooth medium smoke to my senses. This cigar smokes like a cruise through the country with the top down and a cool easy breeze in your hair. Nothing shocking or overwhelming, just a smooth easy ride.
As the smoke proceeds to the middle it is still consistently even. The heavier leather/earthy flavor comes to the forefront, the sweet fading like a memory of a moonlight kiss. The flirt of spice is still there like a beautiful woman’s wink, a promise of things to come perhaps.
This is a great cigar for deep thoughts or intimate conversations: it provides a dependable, steady, delicious smoke that won’t derail your thoughts or conversation.
As I hit the final third, the cigar provides a flavor palate that is still consistently full (medium-full now). Ah, and there’s the spice – still just a flirtatious tease; no slap in the face, just a subtle note with a phone number from that gorgeous woman you’ve been making eye contact with all night.
For my tastes, the Timeless 652T is like my favorite jeans, the t-shirt you hide so your wife won’t through it out…again, and worn-out but oh so comfortable slippers – a true creature comfort. Makes the list of a few of my favorite things.
Reviewed by: Richie Simmins