Binder: Jamastran Habano (Honduras)
Filler: Jamastran (Honduras), Jalapa (Nicaragua)
Brand: Maya Selva
Factory: San Judas Tadeo Factory
CigarNoise Price Range: $5-$7
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Villa Zamorano – Flavors
Although the flavors aren’t very forward, they’re agreeable. This is a very pleasant cigar consisting of oak, peanuts, peppercorn, watered down cocoa, and cream to begin with. The texture is my favorite quality, like that of a malt. Very little spice presents itself in the back of the throat until the cream comes into play around the half inch mark.
As the Villa Zambrano progresses, hints of coffee are introduced along with roasted peanuts and dark chocolate. The overall tone of the cigar turns a little darker while maintaining a pleasurable texture that’s very much reminding me of a Malt. Peppercorn and the spice associated with it reappear past the midway point and continued to build towards the nub. If I had to designate one word to represent the last third, it would be roasted.
All in all, if I didn’t know that this cigar featured a Sumatra wrapper I probably wouldn’t have guessed it based on tasting notes alone.
Villa Zamorano – Mechanics
After a couple touchups in the very beginning, the first third was maintenance free. The ash held very well and fell off with a resounding thud on the porch. Touchups became more necessary in the second and final third.
The draw offered just the right amount of resistance past the first third, allowing for ample smoke production and hedging against the dreaded relight. In fact, I set this cigar aside several times while dealing with kid issues and came back to it surprised that it was still going strong.
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