Villa Sombra, In the Shadows
I got kind of a late start today, it’s mid-morning and I’m just getting to my second stick. The good news is, on deck I have another one from Warped cigar. Warped is one of those boutique companies where my ears perk up anytime they grace us with another line. Well today, I grabbed a Villa Sombra. Normally I wouldn’t do a Connecticut anything but first. Given that I’ve smoked my fair share of Warped cigars, I know the Villa Sombra will have the body to carry second position. At first glance, the wrapper has a bit darker golden hue to it as opposed to most other Connecticuts. Also, very visible veins against an interesting pastel green and yellow band. The dry draw is a sweet cedar with a touch of spice. Off lighting the foot, I get notes of nutmeg, woods, and black pepper with slight bitterness. Getting further into the first third, the woods become toasty along with nutmeg, spice and a touch of cream. The retrohale is a spicy cinnamon and nutmeg combo. Cruising into the middle, the flavor remains consistent with the taste of pepper slowing down just a bit with more cream coming through the palate. I’m pretty impressed with the amount of body the Villa Sombra has, it’s smoking at a healthy medium so far heading into the final third. As this stick closes out, the nutmeg dies down and we’re left with toasted woods (Cedar and Oaks), light pepper and soft cream. The cigar finished great with only a little bitterness at the end. As I mentioned earlier, the Villa Sombra is a strong medium, the burn was ok with some flaky ash and a couple touch ups. All in all, the Villa Sombra is a good smoke. As far as price vs flavor, this cigar fairs well. The Villa Sombra is a great cigar on the go. If you are looking for a good stick without a lot of frills but flavorful enough to give you a good experience while your marching down the fairway, give these Villa Sombras a shot. You won’t be disappointed….