Exclusive Review – Viaje Late Harvest

This week, I’m reviewing the Viaje Late Harvest which should be shipping to retailers as you watch this review. Andre Farkas and Al Duffrin of Viaje Cigars was kind enough to send me to pre-releases, one of each size: robusto and toro. Nice Tight Ash is lucky enough to have the exclusive review for this new cigar which debuted at IPCPR 2011 in Las Vegas. The idea behind the cigar is one with parallels in the wine industry where vineyards often do a late harvest of some of their grapes which creates a more robust flavor and where the grapes develop more sugar. The Viaje Late Harvest gets its name from the last two primings of the tobacco plant which are the corona and ligero leaves. These leaves are left on the plant longer which gives them more exposure to the sun resulting in a thicker, more oily leaf with stronger flavors. The Late Harvest is made up of 85-90% of these last primings and 10% viso. Seems like a lot of work for a cigar line, but was it worth it? Watch the video and find out.

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All I have to say is ” MAN That’s a good cigar”. To all Viaje fans get ready for a change of pace, but a really good complex change of pace. Looking to get my hands on some more of these bad boys!!!! Great job Ben, keep up the good work.

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