Robusto: Size not released
This cigar was assessed in detail on Cigar Coop.
The Viaje Exclusivo Leaded is a modified version of the Viaje Exclusivo blend that incorporates high priming medio tiempo tobacco into the blend. While the official blend details of the Exclusivo Leaded were not released, the original Exclusivo was a Nicaraguan puro with a Nicaraguan Criollo wrapper.
Farkas briefly talked about the project on the 12/7/13 edition of Kiss My Ash Radio and mentioned it creates “a more robust version of the Exclusivo”.
The Leaded is going to provide a strong blast of black pepper on both the tongue and retro-hale. This will give way to notes of coffee, earth, and natural tobacco sweetness.
The sample I smoked had about eight months of age, but it still had plenty of strength and body. The flavors are medium to full-bodied, but this is going to be a full strength cigar. While the strength still had an edge over body, I still liked what this cigar brought to the table.
No burn or draw issues. This was a very enjoyable smoke. Since this is pre-release, I did not give it a rating. This has a lot of potential to be one of the better releases in the Exclusivo line.