Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A. – a.k.a TABSA)
Rothchild: 4 x 48
Cigar Coop Review: Señor Andre’s Chicharrones Original (Corojo) by Viaje
Show Video: Episode 137
Señor Andre’s Chicharrones is a new line of cigars launched by Viaje Cigar Company. Viaje is a company that has become known not only for its small batch production model, but its seasonal releases. Señor Andre’s Chicharrones along with the new Viaje Jalapeño construct a theme to the upcoming Cinco de Mayo celebration. Chicacharrones provides three different “flavor” options and maps them to the three wrappers Viaje has become synonymous for: “Original” (Corojo), “Bold” (Maduro), and Spicy (“Criollo”). Today we take a look at Señor Andre’s Chicharrones Original – utilizing the Corojo wrapper.
The Chicharrones Original delivers notes of natural tobacco, floral, and black pepper. There is a raisin / prune note present early on. In the second half the natural tobacco flavors join in. Overall its a medium to full cigar in strength and body that progresses to full in the second half.
This cigar seemed ready to smoke from the get go, but my gut tells me this cigar has some serious aging potential. I didn’t find this to be the most complex of cigars, but it was a solid offering and I enjoyed the short robusto. This is worthy of a fiver.