From Cigar Coop: The Undercrown Shade is a cigar that pushes the boundaries of a traditional Connecticut Shade cigar. This is very evident when it comes to assessing the strength and body. From a strength perspective, I found the Undercrown Shade Gran Toro to be medium right out of the gate. I found a slight increase in strength along the way, but overall I still found the Gran Toro to remain in the medium range right until the end. As for the body, I also found this cigar to be medium. During the smoking experience, I found the body did increase slightly more rapid than the strength. By the second half, the Undercrown Shade Gran Toro was into the medium to full-bodied range. In terms of strength versus body, I gave the edge to the body.