A truly enjoyable smoking experience providing building complexities and strength. The fullness in flavors and at the same time balance of flavors was a treat to experience. This Davidoff release is one not to be missed.
I'm liking the direction of new Villiger releases. Villiger does a good job of maintaining a smooth tasting profile while at the same time increasing flavor intensities and slight bump in strength. This cigar is by far my favorite Villiger offering to date. Hope future releases continues this trend.
The La Flor Dominicana La Volcada began with a lot of promise given the twists and turns of the initial flavors. I wasn't sure which direction the spice would lead but the blender did a great job of bringing it out strong and then dialing it back.
The profile was smooth and flavors engaging throughout the entire smoking time. The only (major) aspect lacking is being able to bring enough of the influence of scotch notes, specifically Speyside scotch notes. I'd love to try this cigar with more barrel time if Davidoff ever chooses to execute such a variant.
The flavor profile was direct and in a way, as expected of a good tasting broadleaf cigar. In my opinion, General Cigar's shift in bolder marketing and cigar flavor profile of Macanudo is a win, as this will most likely gain popularity of most American smokers who enjoys fuller body and flavors.
I enjoyed the rich and robust flavors of the cigar that had the power and strength to match. Given this as our first Case Study (and successful one at that), I am now very interested to see what other cigars Ventura has dug up at other aging rooms.
I was very curious to see what experience this cigar would provide being the exact same blend as the Absinthe infused version but without the infusion. In the end, the cigar was good and shows that the base of the Absinthe infused concept uses a cigar that can stand on its own before the infusion process.
I would label this cigar as a typical Connecticut offering. Nothing fancy and nothing bad about it. If you like the typical Connecticut profile, this is something to check out as the price point is fantastic.
There is depth from start to finish, transitioning throughout and it never lacked the complexity that you expect from an ultra-premium cigar. The balance between the flavors is fantastic and the changing pepper and spice notes is simply great.