Cigar Review: Villiger La Vencedora Robusto

Initial Thoughts:

Villiger is a cigar brand that's been around a while. Villiger was started in 1888 by Jean Villiger in Switzerland, and they make a lot of cigars. But, if you're like me, you've never smoked one before.

The Villiger La Vencedora Robusto is a great looking cigar. If you removed the Villiger label and simply predicted the cigar's quality by the appearance of its wrapper, your expectations would be sky-high.

After cutting the end, the draw was just a little bit tight. The cold draw flavors tasted under-aged and not quite as premium as I'm used to. However, I've learned that judging the quality of a cigar by its cold draw is often a mistake. Once the cigar was lit, I could immediately tell the Villiger La Vencedora Robusto had Nicaraguan tobacco in it, and that's often a good thing. The initial flavors were of spice and cedar.


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Brand: Villiger
Line: La Vencedora
Size: 5 x 50
Cut: V-Cut
Light: Torch
Price: $9 – Good Cigar Co
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano Oscuro
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Smoke Time: 65 minutes

Final Thoughts:

To be perfectly honest with you, from the very beginning of this cigar, I was bored with the Villiger La Vencedora Robusto. As I stated in the video, I felt like this cigar was “technically correct” and could check a lot of boxes for what makes a popular cigar, but there was no art or passion that went into its blending.

Personal impressions aside, the La Vencedora had a decent-but-slightly-tight draw. The burn was mostly perfect, and the flavors were okay, even if they did taste a little ashy.

However, I also think that the cigar is too expensive for what you get. I found the Villiger La Vencedora Robusto to be uninteresting, un-artful, and overpriced, so it earns a CigarScore 2.

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