Viaje Oro Collector’s Edition 2012 Fuerza Cigar Review

October 28, 2012 · Posted in Cigar Review 

This particular Viaje is a perfecto shaped cigar with a bottle nosed shaped tip. That’s a fairly unique shape nowadays and I do like the look of it. As you might guess with Viaje, this is a limited edition cigar (For more info check out Cigar Coop).

But limited edition, or, as is the case here, “Collector’s Edition,” doesn’t mean good. I’ve liked some Viajes (Skull and Bones Red 2012 WMD) and I haven’t cared for some others (TNT 2012); that’s just natural.

This cigar does look nice and, as I mentioned before, is a perfecto. I think due to the difficulty in rolling this kind of cigar the wrapper does have a couple of minor stretch marks around veins. It’s also a little bumpy in some areas with the most obvious misshapen parts being around the bulge near the foot. None of this is off-putting, though.

It’s also a very oily cigar and the Nicaraguan grown wrapper tobacco is medium brown with some darker flecks and lighter splotches (this isn’t a demerit in my book because tobacco is, after all, a natural product). I’ve smoked one before at a herf and now let us see if this thing is worth the price tag.

Cigar Stats
Vitola: perfecto
Length: 5”
Ring Gauge: 52
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo ’99
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Price: $225.00/Box of 25 | $10.00/Single

Tree of Life Fire!

It’s a fairly spicy cigar with a decent amount of intensity. The spice is a cross between sweet and floral but the main part of it is black pepper. There’s also some cedar and earthy flavors roaming around as well. What I like most about the first third is that the flavors work well together and are very clean.

The spice loses some of its sweetness but keeps its floral and black pepper essence. Cocoa has come on and has a slight bitter tinge to it that gives extra life to the flavor profile. It’s a (good kind of) weird mixture of soft, floral spice and earthy, bitter cocoa. I’m liking it.

During the final third the main flavor is that black pepper with a solid backing of bitter cocoa and earth flavor combination. The flavors are fairly strong during this third as has been the case throughout. Perhaps the flavors were a bit stronger during the first third but not by a large margin.

Medium bodied with a good draw and burn, this cigar was easily able to keep my interest from the beginning to the end. It wasn’t a particularly special cigar but it was good in its own way. The combination of the spice and earth and bitter cocoa was interesting. If you are a fan of Viaje you probably won’t be disappointed by this cigar.

90 points

Comments

2 Responses to “Viaje Oro Collector’s Edition 2012 Fuerza Cigar Review”

  1. Zen Cigar on June 23rd, 2013 11:43 am

    This is a rough looking cigar with a spongy feel. The cap was placed on the head of the cigar, no triple cap here.

    At first light, there was a touch of bitterness and sourness that parted for a nice earthy and toasty smoke. It looks like a powerhouse, but the cigar is actually on the mild-medium side.

    This is not a complex cigar, but it definitely has an interesting aroma, that is heavier than the cigar itself. It shows lots of potential, this may be a cigar to watch…

  2. Travis Lindsay on July 29th, 2013 10:34 pm

    Good review. :D

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