Wrapper : Ecuadorian Habano
Binder : Dominican
Filler : Nicaraguan and Dominican
Source : Gifted by Jeff O.
Welcome to this week’s cigar review of the Vallejuelo Cigar in the gran toro size (6×54). This cigar is available in four different sizes and MSRP is $4.50 to $6.50 depending on size. This cigar in the gran robusto size has won accolades so lets see how the gran toro does.
Taking a look at this Vallejuelo Cigar and to be honest, they are not pretty. It is a bit hard to explain, the video does a better job at showing you, but the wrapper seems real thin and a little smooshed. Scent from the wrapper was a minty hay while the foot gave regular hay and the cold draw gave me a spice with a bit of hay (hay now, let’s not horse around too much). Cigar lit up with ease and away we go.
Starting out this Vallejuelo Cigar and it greets me with a woody spice and a nice volume of smoke. After smoking the first inch the wood just blasts through with a spice that does not seem to linger long hitting in the background. About two inches in and the spice has picked up a little bit but wood is still the dominant flavor. Staying real consistent so far and the burn is excellent.
Into the second half of this Vallejuelo Cigar and the spice has picked up along with the woody taste still being dominant along with a sweet hay taste every now and again. Power is picking up a little bit but still in the medium range with the wood and spice starting to mingle a lot more rather tan just being two distinct flavors. Here at the end the power has definitely picked up into the full range for me and the spice has become the dominant taste with wood close behind. Not a complex cigar but a very nice smoking one.
Would I buy it again? Yes, if i can catch them on a good sale. I think with the pricing now a days it is getting harder to find a bargain cigar that can run from $4.50 to $6.50. If this was a bundle stick in the $3 range it would be a perfect every day cigar for a lot of people. Heck even $4 would do the trick but there are a lot of good cigars in the five and six dollar range that have a little more complexity to them.
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