Vallorani Cigars are made by Alberto Medina of PIO Resurrection Cigars. Vallorani has been around for many years, but only started distributing in the U.S. about 3 years ago.
This cigar was reviewed blind (no bands) by a panel of at least 4 reviewers. They did not know what they were smoking beforehand. The scores are an average of all the reviewers' scores with outliers removed. All of our cigars reviewed are shipped to the panelists with Boveda packs to ensure optimal smoking experience.
Earlier this year, Brandon Vallorani, CEO of Vallorani Cigars announced The Trump 2020 Churchill dedicated to the 45th President, Donald J. Trump. Trump 2020 Churchills are rolled in Nicaragua, and measure 6.5″ x 48. The blend uses a Mexican San Andrés Maduro wrapper, Ecuadorian binder, and Nicaraguan and Dominican fillers. The page on the company’s website makes it very clear that no proceeds from the sale of this cigar go to Donald J. Trump or the Donald Trump Campaign and the purchase does not constitute a donation to the Trump Campaign.
Vitola: Churchill Length: 6 1/2″ Ring Gauge: 48 Country of Origin: Nicaragua Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés Maduro Binder: Ecuador Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua Factory: Vallorani Cigars Blender: Alberto Medina Number of reviewers: 5 – Joseph S.(Bearded Bastard) Estevan Z.(TheRealBanzi) Jake P.(Jake P.) Allison T.(The Yoga Ash) Randy B.(randobush) Price: $14.75 Age: 9 Months Release Date: Sept 2019 Contributed by: Vallorani Cigars
“This oily, box-pressed, cigar is eye-catching. Walnut in color, smooth to the touch, sporting a bunch of medium size veins and a triple cap. It is firm in the hand but has loose seams throughout. This is the only negative that can be found when looking over this cigar.” –Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)
“This cigar has a nice pre-light aroma at the foot of barnyard, clove, & baking spices.” –Randy B. (randobush)
Flavor: 91 Strength: Medium Body/Complexity: Medium-Full
“Lighting this cigar you are met with a bunch of dark flavors. Early on it is fresh roasted coffee, cacao, and nutmeg. The nutmeg causes a tingling sensation in the sinuses. Half way through it shifts gears and anise comes to the forefront pushing the dark flavors into the background. The third closes with a vegetal note that presents as baby carrots. An interesting start to this smoke.” –Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)
“Upon lighting 1010 all floral hand soap notes went away & I began to get notes of dry baking coco powder with chewy dried & hints of thick leather. These notes stayed throughout the whole 1st third, with an ash that opened like a flower with the morning sun.” –Allison T. (The Yoga Ash)
“Going into the 2nd third, the finish is medium, staying on the palate just long enough until the next puff. Creamy, baking spices, and savory like beef broth, sum up the flavor profile in the 2nd third. Very light sweet cayenne pepper flavor & espresso, show up in this 3rd, as well. Good stuff so far!” –Randy B. (randobush)
“Creamy decadent chocolate becomes the focus early on. We have lost all of the coffee notes until midway through the third. It returns as a bitter espresso complementing the chocolate. I’m finding the finish to be real short causing me to smoke faster then I want.” –Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)
“Rich, rich , rich, that is the word that I keep coming back to. The smoke just covered your pallet like a blanket. The spice picked back up from the first third and the dark chocolate continued all the way to the end. I would also say a nice dark roast coffee was in the final third.” –Jake P. (Jake P.)
“Notably, the ash is finally holding together & the 2nd third notes have gone away. Now, there is an all over spiciness throughout the whole mouth with cracked wood, mineral & a Himalayan salt on the very tale end.” –Allison T. (The Yoga Ash)
“It was a very open draw. Not a major problem but This might have been a underlined reason for it smoking faster then I would have expected.” –Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)
“It was clean and straight for the majority of the time. There was a moment in the second third that it was uneven but it fixed itself with no touch ups needed.” –Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)
“Construction was excellent making for a beautifully performing cigar. Ash fell in 1.5” chunks.” –Randy B. (randobush)
Overall Strength: Medium Overall Body/Complexity: Medium-Full Experience Overall: 90
“Had to plug the holes up by the band as if I were playing a flute, flavor was ok, nothing too spectacular for me, over all, an OK smoke.” –Joseph S. (Bearded Bastard)
“I found myself thinking about a very popular Nicaraguan brand as I smoked this. The only problem was I found myself wanting more. The flavors were great but with such a short finish I found myself going back for another puff sooner then I wanted to. While I can’t take to much away from cigar I think it could have been so much better, just my opinion. It did pair very well with the iced coffee. So I can see it easily being a great cigar for someone how wants a darker cigar with their coffee in the A.M. Grab a few and give it a try.” –Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)
“This to me was just a fantastic smoke. Super rich and chewy all the way to the end. The musty tobacco aroma played nice with the beginning flavors from the cigar. It just felt right in your hand. The roasted flavors mixed with the chocolate and molasses was amazing.” –Jake P. (Jake P.)
“I really would have like to have some of the floral notes from the wrapper come through in the smoking of this cigar. The 2nd third was quite a failure between tasting notes & relights. The last 3rd & the aroma of the wrapper by its self is were it was at.” –Allison T. (The Yoga Ash)
“Holiday family time left me with only getting in one cigar today, and this one was it. No harm, no foul, as this cigar was a treat from start to the nub. Flavors were profound and easy to detect,and transitions were subtle, but very noticeable, and right on time! I’m anxious to discover what I just smoked!” –Randy B. (randobush)
"This to me was just a fantastic smoke. Super rich and chewy all the way to the end. The musty tobacco aroma played nice with the beginning flavors from the cigar. It just felt right in your hand. The roasted flavors mixed with the chocolate and molasses was amazing." -Jake P. (Jake P.)