Valentia Robusto

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Binder: Indonesian
Filler: Nicaraguan, Dominican
Size: 5 x 50

Valentia is a new cigar company that also has an interesting giveback story. The company has established a program called “Valentia Assistance for Law Enforcement” (VALE). Under the VALE program, when a tobacconist orders from Valentia, a participating law enforcement agency will receive a credit for law enforcement equipment from a company called Mako.

The cigar really delivers. The Ecuadorian Connecticut delivered a ton of flavor. It had notes of cream, citrus, pepper, and woody notes. There is some nice complexity throughout the blend. The flavors are on the bolder side – starting out medium-bodied and progressing to the medium to full range in the second half. The strength is top-notch as well. Construction is top notch as both the draw and burn were top notch.

This is definitely worth a box split and as I smoke more this could become box worthy.

Source: Sample provided by Valentia cigars.