February 14, 2016

Vudu Priest No. 3 (4 3/4 x 50)

*Note: Score revision; see end of post.

Video review HERE.

Famous has just released the third line in their exclusive VUDU cigar brand. The new release is the VUDU Priest following the wildly popular Dark and Sacrifice lines. All three are blended and produced by one of the best names in the industry J Fuego.

The cigar uses an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper. The binder and filler are unknown.

Each size aside from the Corona comes in a reusable vacuum sealed humidification jar to keep your cigars fresh on arrival, and to allow each customer to store these cigars safely without taking up room in their humidor.

VUDU Priest cigars are available in four sizes – 
4 ¾ x 50 Robusto (#3) (REVIEWED TODAY)
5 ½ x 46 Cuban Corona
5 3/4 x 50 Toro (#7)
6 3/4 x 50 Churchill (#9)

Each offer 19 cigars per humidification jar, with the Cuban Corona size offering 13 cigars in a bundle which does not include the jar. Prices range from $3.80 to $5.15 per cigar. 

The cigar is a golden color and rather light feeling in the hand. Here is a shot of the foot.

The test draw after cutting the cap was effortless. The initial flavors were dry cedar, dry oak, and cream. There was black pepper rated at an 8. The cigar is coming across as medium bodied.

About one inch in I can already tell this will be a short smoke. There is now brown sugar giving the cigar much more sweetness. The pepper is very good on the finish also, which is one of a sweet cream. There is now black coffee noted at the base of the front end flavors. This appears to be a good morning cigar with a little power. The lingering black pepper is very nice.

Close to the midpoint the cedar and oak are getting secondary to the sweet cream and brown sugar. The coffee held the base. There is now a touch of butter on the cream which gives the cigar a slight richness. The pepper is increasing on the finish, which is very good.  The cigar is at the upper end of medium bodied.

The dry wood came out a little more at the end. The sweet, slightly buttery cream and brown sugar continued to be very nice. The pepper continued to increase on the front and back end. Pepper fans should like this cigar. The cigar is very close to medium to full bodied. You can feel a little of the ligero. This was a pretty good cigar. I am convinced this would be a good morning cigar. This cigar had good flavors and good strength for a Connecticut. 
You can purchase these cigars by going HERE.

Score: 88
*Note: Originally this cigar received a score of 91 but after smoking several others I noticed that if you do not have a very clean palate you will miss a lot of the flavors I described. Therefore, I am downrating it to an 88. (Feb. 23, 2016)

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