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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Villiger La Flor de Ynclan Special LE Lancero - Cigar Review Redux by Kaplowitz

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Previously, I have reviewed this blend in its Robusto & Churchill iterations. Currently, we'll be giving it a looksie in its new Lancero format.

"Villiger Cigars has announced that their Villiger La Flor De Ynclan blend will be offered in a Lancero Especial size; this at the 2018 IPCPR. An SE offering, 500 25 count boxes will be sent to market yearly. The Villiger La Flor De Ynclan is roundly vaulted and ballyhooed by many a reviewer. It missed my wheel-house, lettuce say. Also, I don't drink hooch, so the gift bottle supplied alongside the samples sent -- very well may have fallen on deaf ears." Me, Kaplowitz Media Cigar News Weekly Report (7/1/18)

EDITOR'S NOTE: No hooch in this sampling shipment.

Villiger La Flor de Ynclan
WRAPPER: Ecuadorian
BINDER: Indonesian
FILLER: Nicaraguan & Dominican

FORMAT: Lancero (pig-tail)
ORIGIN: ABAM factory, Dominican Republic
BLENDER: Jose Matias Maragoto

STRENGTH: Mild-Medium
PROFILE: Sweet/Sour
DELIVERY: Creamy/Tangy


NOTES: Performs at a moderate level or ribboning burn-line and occasional wispy pull. For the most, the draw is quite nice for a Lancero format, albeit a shorter/wider one. Notes are bright and tangy sweetnesses of raw to lightly toasted varietals; dominated by sour bits that are not unpleasantly delivered as in this blend's baby aspirin tasting brethren, but still a distraction from any perceivable complexities. Delivered smooth and calorie-restricted rich.

A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

"This vitola has been over a year in the making and is said by Heinrich Villiger and Master Blender Matias Maragoto to be the best in the line...

"La Flor De Ynclan is made by Heinrich Villiger and master blender Jose Matias Maragoto at the ABAM Cigar Factory in the Dominican Republic. The blend was 10 years in the making. Villiger Cigars made a few of La Flor De Ynclan over a decade ago but were not happy with the cigar so they stopped production. The tobacco was set aside and aged, while Matias changed the blend. Last year the La Flor De Ynclan became what they wanted it to be." -

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