Viaje WLP Red 50/50 (Quick Smoke Series)

Viaje VLP Red 50/50

Origin : NicaraguaViaje cigars
Format : Toro
Size : 6 x 48
Wrapper : Nicaraguan Criollo
Binder : Nicaragua
Filler : Nicaragua
Price : ~$10.00 each

The Viaje White Label Project Red 50/50 has a flawless wrapper,… deep mahogany with reddish tint. Invisible seams, and a few medium sized veins. Draw is somewhat tight and hard to pull on. More smoke comes off the foot than through the head it seems sometimes. Burn line is all over the place and needs a few touch ups while smoking.

1st Third– Leather is first noticed, then a tad bit of soy/and or beef jerky,… a little paperish too. Not much spice for a Viaje. A tad sour. Pretty one dimensional.
2nd Third – Started out with some smooth dark chocolate flavors that disappeared into charred meat.
3rd Third– Malty-paperish amalgamation, hard to pin down but not very good nevertheless.

Well, this was the third WLP cigar I have smoked and the consistent theme with them all can be summed up with one word,… underwhelmed. It had some glimmers of hope during the experience of smoking it, but all in all this stick is too reckless in its flavor delivery to provide much enjoyment. All I can say is that I am glad to have smoked one but one will be all that I need to smoke.

Appearance : Rating: ★★★★½
Construction : Rating: ★★½☆☆
Flavor : Rating: ★★★☆☆ (2.75)
Value : Rating: ★★½☆☆
Overall : Rating: ★★★☆☆ (2.75)