Casdagli Villa Casdagli Toro - Blind Cigar Review

Casdagli Villa Casdagli Toro – Blind Cigar Review

Cigar Info

Casadagli Cigars first showed off their latest line at the TPE trade show in 2021, Casadagli Villa . The name comes from the home of Emmanuel and Maria . It was quite a lavish house in Cairo that was later called Kersal Villa, the name honoring the family's Salford home in England, but more properly as Kasr-el-Dubara, after the square of Midan on which it was built. More recently it became known as Villa . The cigar officially launched at the tradeshow in July.

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.

The blend is a tweaked version of the Daughters of the Wind Robusto which came out in December 2018. The blend uses an Ecuadorian wrapper, Ecuadorian binder, and other tobaccos from , and Peru. The cigar is rolled at S.A. in . The company says that the proportions of each tobacco vary by size. The Robusto and Pigasus use two Peruvian filler leaves, while the other two use only one. Four of the tobaccos in the blend go through a”mejorado” fermentation process, or a second fermentation in a pilon to get an additional 2-4 months before being used.

Villa comes in four different vitolas: Robusto (5 x 52) – $12.50, Pigasus (5 x 54/58) – $16, Gorda (5 1/2 x 46) – $13.50, and (6 x 54) – $15. All are packed in boxes of 12.

Vital Stats:

Vitola:
Length: 6″
Ring Gauge: 54
Country of Origin:
Wrapper: Ecuador
Binder: Ecuador
Filler: , , Ecuador, Peru
Factory: S.A.
Blender:
Number of reviewers: 4 (fullermaine) () (Bearded Bastard) (CadeTNCC)
Price: $15.00
Age: 6 Months
Release Date: June 2021
Contributed by: Cigars

Casdagli Villa Casdagli Toro - Blind Cigar Review

Initial Impressions – Casdagli Villa Casdagli Toro

Appearance: 90

“Oily chocolate wrapper with a few veins showing.” – (fullermaine)

Aroma: 89

“A sweet dark chocolate scent off of the foot with just a hint of muskiness as well.” – ()

First Third

First Third
Villa – Blind Cigar Review

Flavor: 88
Strength: Mild-Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Milk chocolate is screaming out loudly and clearly on the cold draw and it is so defined that I scramble to find my lighter and set this damn cigar on fire as quickly as is humanly possible – I mean, who doesn't like milk chocolate? Weirdos, that's who. Upon torching the foot, a medium/full strength pepper spice floods the nostrils while earth and mineral are detected via the draw. Once that spice settles down which is fairly quickly, the mineral joins in on the retrohale and a very light coffee note begins to arise on the draw. Construction early on is very good with a smooth draw, solid ash, and copious smoke production.” – (CadeTNCC)

Second Third
Villa – Blind Cigar Review

“Light flavor notes coming through. Just a hint of cocoa coming through.” – (fullermaine)

Second Third

Flavor: 88
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“This third is the sweet spot of the blend. The dried fruit along with just a slight floral note plays beautifully on top of the chocolate earth base. A baking spice enters on the retrohale and this is one of those cigars that I wish could last with these flavors forever.” – ()

“Earthy black tea, a hint of molasses.” – (Bearded Bastard)

Final Third
Villa – Blind Cigar Review

Final Third

Flavor: 90
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“This cigar makes more and more sense with each third smoked. Everything slowly comes together with every puff and by the beginning of the final portion of the smoking experience, the cigar's true intent is finally understood. The previous flavors are all still highly present, with the exception of that fleeting almond note, but at the beginning of the last third a very pronounced vanilla cake icing appears for about five minutes and it is a true highlight of this cigar's overall profile. I just wish that it had lasted longer but we can't have everything…” – (CadeTNCC)

“The slight herbal and floral notes have picked up more right at the end giving this cigar an oddly sweet finish. I'm used to a cigar becoming more heavy and spicy at the end but this one almost seems to lighten.” – ()

Overall Impressions – Casdagli Villa Casdagli Toro

Draw: 90

“This draw on this cigar was slightly on the tighter side.” – (Bearded Bastard)

Burn: 89

“The burn was the biggest drawback of this stick, requiring multiple touch-ups as it never burned evenly.” – ()

Construction: 93

“No flaws other than burn issues and slight tight draw.” – (Bearded Bastard)

Overall Strength: Medium
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium
Experience Overall: 91

“Pretty unenjoyable cigar from beginning to end. Slivers of silver are showing once the cap is punched. Subtle notes of oak, black pepper, cocoa, and cherry. Very tight draw that leads to splitting and uneven burning. Not a cigar I'd want in my humidor.” – (fullermaine)

“The middle third of third if this blend would be up there with some of the best flavors I have tasted in a cigar. Chocolate, earth, dried fruit, slight floral hits, and heavy baking spice on the retrohale just made for an indulgent flavor profile. The start and finish were not quite as delicious but still made for a great overall experience ill be happy to revisit.” – ()

“Good flavors, just odd burn, and draw.” – (Bearded Bastard)

“This is a slow-burning cigar whose story is told in three chapters and with each chapter, the cigar's smoking experience gets better and better. Solid easily discernible flavors, impressive transitions, and complexity, this cigar was far from boring by anybody's definition and I would certainly smoke it again.” – (CadeTNCC)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 104

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Experience
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Casdagli Villa Casdagli Toro – Blind Cigar Review

Summary
"This is a slow-burning cigar whose story is told in three chapters and with each chapter, the cigar's smoking experience gets better and better. Solid easily discernible flavors, impressive transitions, and complexity, this cigar was far from boring by anybody's definition and I would certainly smoke it again." - (CadeTNCC)
Appearance
90
Aroma
89
First Third
88
Second Third
88
Final Third
90
Draw
90
Burn
89
Construction
93
Overall Experience
91
91
Very Good