VILLIGER LA LIBERTAD | CIGAR REVIEW
JUNE 2, 2022 - PHIL KURUT, COMEDY - CIGARS - MUSIC
VILLIGER LA LIBERTAD ROBUSTO (5 x 52)
BINDER: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
An effortless draw brings earth and coffee, which also find their way to the retrohale. A plentiful smoke output drifts away with the breeze. The finish holds with some coffee and earth, more so on the coffee.
The ash looks a little flaky in a spot, but it’s not flaking. Good burn line. A bit of a slow burner.
Smoke output builds. Coffee nudges out the earth, and dark chocolate starts to settle in.
La Libertad begins to make minor improvements across the board. The smoke output continues to build. The draws bring coffee, dark chocolate, and a touch of sweetness. The retrohale and finish both present a very nice smooth coffee with a splash of dark chocolate.
I don’t really do pairings, but this would definitely go well with how I take my coffee, which, as my buddy Kap would say, is basically hot chocolate. It’s a fair assessment.
The burn requires a touch-up as we enter the final round. Not a deal-breaker.
Wood attaches itself to sweetness at the front of the draws, and coffee and dark chocolate follow behind consistently.
Coffee darkens up in the retrohale, dominating the dark chocolate but not to its detriment.
The finish is nearly all coffee, but it borrows some wood from the draw. Nice.
SMOKE TIME: 1 hr. 26 mins.
RATING: 3 / 4