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VILLIGER TAA EXCLUSIVE 2022 | CIGAR REVIEW

Updated: Jul 5

JULY 3, 2022 - PHIL KURUT, COMEDY - CIGARS - MUSIC


VILLIGER TAA EXCLUSIVE 2022 (6 x 52)

WRAPPER: MEXICAN SAN ANDRÉS

BINDER: NICARAGUA

FILLER: NICARAGUA

I’m really not sure how to shorten this cigar’s name to my liking, so I’m calling it George. Why? That’s the name that first came to mind.


From the first draw, George deals out dark chocolate, some cream, clay, and dark cherry.


George brings all this through a perfect draw, which happens to result in plumes of smoke on the exit.


The retrohale drops more clay, a bit salty, and cherry. Earth and spice chill out on the finish. It’s a bit creamy.


As George strolls down the road, he begins establishing himself as a slow smoker with a struggling burn. I’ve smoke rolled ™ the heck out of it, but I’m forced to use my lighter to right this wrong. I’m not saying I’m a superhero, but…


Ash flakes here and there. George has a touch of dandruff, but he keeps rollin’ along. No changes of which to speak on any other front.

George is a steady driver. Not the most exciting driver right now. Probably switches the radio back and forth between slow jazz and classic rock ballads. Probably a great night driver. I suck at night driving.


At the risk of repeating myself ad nauseam from some past reviews, consistency is fine with me. Do I like some transitions here and there? Sure. Are they necessary. Nah.

As we get closer to home, George drives a bit slower, turns down the radio, but keeps on drivin’. Dark chocolate and cherry fade. Earth and clay take over. Still fairly creamy.


The retrohale continues to hold on to cherry, but clay has mellowed out to mild earth.


The finish darkens up with coffee, very little spice rolls on, and there's still a pillow of creaminess upon which I continue to relax and let George man the wheel.


No harshness to speak of throughout the entire trip. George didn't have a lot to say, but he's good company.

SMOKE TIME: 1 hr. 44 mins.


RATING: 3 / 4 - Just hangin' out.

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