Alec Bradley Prensado Torpedo
I purchased a box of these, based on the samplers I had received in previous purchases. I was impressed by the 96 rating from Cigar Afficianado and liked the taste, which I thought was comparable to the Padrons I had smoked. I was wrong. The first one out of the box was everything I expected, but since then, I have smoked 7 more Prensados, and everyone had serious construction issues. Severe canoeing, requiring relights to correct, and unraveling. I don't know how this cigar rate a 96 (ahead of the 95 rated Padron 1926 80th anniversary belicoso, which is my favorite) but I think there may have be some quid pro quo involved there. The Padrons may cost a little more, but they are well worth it. I have crossed out Prensado off my list of humidor inhabitants.