Video review HERE.
Villager Cigars produced today's cigar; the Cabarete Maduro Toro Largo, a 6 x 54 box pressed maduro that has a beautiful oily wrapper with plenty of shine.
These cigars are produced out of Tabacalera Palma in the Dominican Republic and incorporate tobacco from Jochi Blanco's farms.
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Maduro
Binder: Cuban Seed
Filler: Pilot Cubano, Criollo, San Vincente, and Cubano Ligeros
Available in these sizes:
Corona: 4 1/2 x 46
Robusto 5 1/4 x 50
Toro Largo: 6 x 54 (REVIEWED TODAY)
Torpedo Largo: 6 1/4 x 52
Gordo: 5 x 60
The cigar is simply beautiful. It has a sharp box press. Here is a shot of the foot.
The test draw after cutting the cap was excellent. The initial flavors were full of dark notes; coffee, molasses, citrus, cocoa, and black pepper rated at a 7 1/2. There are a lot of sweet notes in the cigar. It's a nice mix.
About one inch in the flavors have settled down into a few differences; Dark coffee, dark semi-sweet chocolate, cocoa, and brown sugar. The molasses notes are subsided somewhat. The cigar is medium bodied. The finish is a pronounced sweet cream with some lingering black pepper.
About 2 inches in you get a lot of the dark chocolate notes, cocoa, and brown sugar notes. The black coffee is holding down the base. There are sweet citrus flavors mixed in the other flavors that make it very nice. The coffee is a strong dark roasted coffee. The pepper has really improved on the finish. On the front end the pepper is close to an 8 at this point. The cigar is still medium bodied.
With about 2 inches remaining the cigar has reached medium to full bodied. There are overwhelming dark coffee notes. The brown sugar is mixing very well with the dark chocolate. The dry cocoa gives some extra sweet notes. The citrus notes are now very fine but you can still pick them up. The black pepper is very good in this cigar. I'm a big fan of pepper in general but the black pepper in the cigar is fantastic.
The cigar ended much like the last segment with the exception of some faint dry cedar notes mixed in with the other flavors. Again, the pepper is great especially on the finish, which remained unchanged. The cigar ended medium to full bodied. If you like maduros with nice sweet notes as I described and plenty of black pepper you will love this cigar. I enjoyed it very much.