Artesano del Tobacco brings a brand new size to the Viva la Vida range. Weighing in at a decent 5”X 56 this clown has been worth the wait. The band itself is emblazoned with the emblematic Jester in eye catching black, red and white. On to the binder, top quality here. Beautifully done and in keeping with a high end cigar. Lights well and the ash holds throughout the smoke.
This cigar had an appealing, chocolatey pre-light flavor with a hint of tea. Overall, the smoke was exceptionally creamy and well-balanced, dominated by woody flavors with a trace of sweetness. During the second half, the cigar blooms into a much richer, spicier smoke with a note of espresso on a peppery finish. The cigar burned clean and maintained its creamy consistency through the final couple of inches.
If you’re looking for a medium-bodied, full-flavored Maduro with a little more bite to it, this cigar will do it for you.
Wrapper: Habano Oscuro
Price: $58.00 for the 5 pack
Rating: 4.7 out of 5 pints
Article by UK Corespondent Ian DeBattista