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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Villiger Cigars TAA Exclusive 2020 in Review "Freshly Starched Doilies"

“Have you Kaplowitz’d to-day?”

Villiger TAA Exclusive 2020

WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Sumatra
BINDER: Nicaraguan
FILLER: Dominican, Nicaraguan

FORMAT: Toro (654) box-press
ORIGIN: Tabacalera La Alianza S.A.
(Ernesto Perez-Carrillo) Dominican Republic


Peppery | Citrus | Cedar

Peppery & bright. A fire-engine red helium balloon in glaring sky. White peppercorn & cayenne shouting ahead of all else. Then tangy-to-sharp citrus, grapefruit w/ half-spoonful table sugar. Slightly baby aspirin medicinal. Cedar dryly rigidly delineates. Nose-hair searing retro-hale which does drop sweetly to the palate, albeit simply-so.

Not a very wide arrange of undertones. Somewhat of a parched mid-section. Tries of butterscotch are fore-front there, to varying degrees of success. Some caramel. A stiff & pale perhaps cracked leather. Underbelly is a sandy thing w/ chicken coop bracing. Not particularly complex & lesser-so nuanced. Untethered. Sharply cornered. Lacking in weight. Skeletal, say. Some neat-O white grapes come on in 2/3 upper middlings.

The soft box-press holds well, & combustion/construction-wise, this thing is a sans complaint real beaut. Superb draw, tight assemblage of seams, cap, shoulder. Dead-even burn on nice pacing. No hard/soft spots. Excellent ash. Aroma-wise (off a moderate-full smoke out-put) picture it: a brightly-lit room full of antiques, a cedar chest prominently. Rays of light showing dusty airs. The whole place newly gone over with lemony furniture polish. Freshly starched doilies.

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

::: very :::