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 found it to be on the more delicate and smoother side of flavors. I enjoyed the nuances of the cigar with the earthed spice delivery and creamed roasted nuttiness prevalent throughout the entire cigar.
Construction was very good and I can see why this cigar is getting some praise. I'd be interested in trying this in a slightly larger vitola to see if the profile builds a bit more. Strength is right around medium, so most smokers would be right at home with this. This is definitely a cigar I'm interested in smoking more of.
The flavor profile was pretty nice and exhibited some good complexities through the first two thirds. Performance was very good and required no attention. Definitely give this a try as it’s one I’ll be looking forward to smoking more of.
No doubt the strongest Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust cigar to date. But this isn't strength just for strength's sake. It's far from that. It is a spicy, earthy and cocoa forward delivery matching well with the intense strength. Definitely pick some up if you want to know how flavor and strength should taste and feel.
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.
Drew Estate is honored to represent the Van Winkle Family with an ultra-premium cigar that reinforces the legacy of a living American Icon, Julian Van Winkle. The Pappy Van Winkle “Tradition” features an Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro wrapper, Indonesian Binder and aged fillers from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.
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.
There's no doubt there's youth and edge, but not so much that you cannot ID the true flavors behind the cigar. I'll give this cigar another 2 to 3 years to let it settle into what it is supposed to be.
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.