In January Villiger Cigars announced a followup to their 2017 La Flor De Ynclan, La Vencedora. 2018 is the 130th year anniversary of Villiger. La Vencedora translates to “The Victor” is a more full-bodied cigar.
The blend uses a Nicaraguan Habano Oscuro wrapper. It is available in three sizes: Robusto (5×50) MSRP: $9.00, Toro (6×50) MSRP: $9.50, Churchill (7×50) MSRP: $10.00.
The wrapper is a mottled dark brown with a few veins running through. It is soft to the touch. The wrapper smells very sweet while the foot smells sweet and earthy.
Tee cigar starts off with the same sweetness and wood. Once things get going, I am greeted by some baking spices and cocoa. This third finishes out with pepper replacing the wood and the baking spices carrying through.
This third is much of the same pepper spice as the previous still with some bitter cooca. The burn is taking some maintenance to keep straight. It finishes out the third with more cocoa than anything with a bit of wood.
There is a bit of tar built up making things bitter so I cut it off and things improve a little. The flavors are pepper and baking spice once again. The draw has tightened up a bit towards the end.
I enjoyed this cigar a bit more than the Flor de Ynclan. I think it had the sweetness that the Flor de Ynclan was missing and full bodied to go with it. I thought the flavors worked well together and there were nice transitions from beginning to end. I really liked it.