Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Villiger Cigars 1888 Nicaragua in Review

BRAND: Villiger
BLEND: 1888 Nicaragua

WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Sumatra
BINDER: Nicaraguan
FILLER: Nicaraguan, American (PA)

FORMAT: Robusto
ORIGIN: Nicaragua
INTENSITY: Medium/Med. Full

NOTES:
Roasted orange | Smoked paprika | Walnut paste

Roasted orange & smoked paprika partner up really close-like and friendly. Might need a chaperone. Kinda wobbles the profile. Not bad, just on a bit of a tilt. It seems more evenly spread in the Toro iteration. This Robusto does have some almost severe focus in comparison. Dashes of cayenne get added on the retro-hale.

Walnut paste is schmeared-out all-over; leaving a nice mouth-feel under the tingle. Other areas show growing mineral tendencies, bits of a distinct and slightly medicinal orange, a hint of carob, an allusion to spiced black tea, and a rumor of graham cracker. Interesting. A whisper of wildflower honey.

The burn is a bit heated, and if you don't like some draw resistance, this might scan as snug. Although it draws evenly throughout. Ash clings and grows, but there is a split in it at first. A moderate amount of smoke out-put yields interesting bright sweet & sour aromas. The line stays even on the burn-down.

TASTE: A-
DRAW: B+
BURN: B+
BUILD: A-

FINAL GRADE: B+
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79

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