Despite some issues with the burn, I liked the draw throughout the cigar. It might not be to everyone’s liking, but I felt the resistance really made for a great smoking experience.
The Villiger La Meridiana Toro Box Press is a solid cigar and one that delivers an enjoyable flavor profile from start to finish. It has a nice body and strength level with that, solid medium-full, and it really plays off of the earthy and Asian spice qualities. The burn was a little off throughout, but nothing major that would cause problems in the smoking experience. With that being said, there was something missing from the cigar. I felt that it was lacking some complexity and further flavor profiles that would take the cigar to another level. Even if that lessened the body and strength, I do not think it would have been a bad thing. I will say this about the cigar; this is one cigar that I would not smoke on its own, but focus more on pairing with a whiskey of sorts. To me, it is not a cigar that delivers on its own, but works incredibly well as a pairing. I usually don’t think about that when it comes to a cigar, but with the samples I smoked, I felt it would do much better as a pairing.