Monday, February 6, 2023

Villiger Cigars Villiger de Nicaragua Edicion 2022 in Review

BRAND: Villiger
BLEND: Villiger de Nicaragua Edn. 2022

WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Sumatra
BINDER: Mexican
FILLER: Nicaraguan, USA (Pennsylvanian)

FORMAT: Torpedo box-press (652)
ORIGIN: Nicaragua
INTENSITY: Medium-full/Full

Chocolate | Coffee liqueur | Leather

A smokeable semi-sweet chocolate bar up-front. Behind that is some scant-slight baking spice which threatens to show a tick-thin diesel-y but doesn't. Some charred softwood lies in a plank over soil underbelly. In comedy, you'll get the simp; a character who's dumb. These dummy characters only work if played by not-so-dummy comedians.

Making a dummy play a dummy for laughs won't work. This cigar can't be smart or dumb, for it is leaves and not man, but it is simple and that simplicity is reached intelligently. Blender's intent was attained. Groovy. Plus, it skirts around linear flatness and does show some bits of nuance. Excellent balance, all things considered. Kahlua drips in mid-point. Mesquite murmurs-in toward the final act.

The draw does get a bit hollow at times and the line wobbles and widens here and there, always self-correcting. Ash is about as oily-dense as ash gets and ditto in re the plush-lush leathery mouth-feel. Less than moderate smoke out-put furnishes a weak aroma. No hard or soft spots in the roll and its press mainly holds. A confident, not boastful smoke that understood its assignment.


A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79

::: very :::