Wrapper: Nicaraguan Criollo
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A. – a.k.a TABSA)
Rothschild: 4 1/2 x 48
Cigar Coop Review: Señor Andre’s Chicharrones Spicy (Criollo) by Viaje
Show Video: Episode 139
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 Spicy – utilizing the Criollo wrapper.
This cigar delivers spice, but it never overpowers and never assaults the palate. Along the way are also notes of cedar, bread, and some citrus. The strength and body are both medium.
This is a good cigar. While I thought the Chicharrones Original (Corojo) had great aging potential, I’m not sure the Spicy (Criollo) does. It’s still worth picking up a fiver of these.