Cigar Aficionados No.15 Cigar of the year in 2015 with an outstanding score of 93/100.
Size: Toro 6" x 52
Filler: Colombia, Nicaragua, Honduras
Binder: Costa Rica
The Alec Bradley Sanctum Toro is the brainchild of company executive vice president Ralph Montero, who carefully oversaw the project. The name Sanctum is simply intended to refer to the personal time devoted to the enjoyment of the cigar. However, the Sanctum blend moves away from the earthier cigars that Alec Bradley has traditionally released and aspires to be a more rounded smoke. This was achieved by the combination of a Honduran Corojo wrapper, Costa Rican binder and a multination filler. All together, it amounts to a four-country blend of tobaccos that culminate beautifully in the Toro size, which starts mild, but intensifies to show a diverse but harmonious range of flavors from white pepper and cinnamon to vanilla bean and almond paste.
The Costa Rican binder has great body, while the Colombian tobaccos add to the great aroma. Combine these tobaccos with those from select regions in Honduras and Nicaragua, and you’ll savor a four country blend that is as complex as it is unique.