Villiger 1888 Robusto

Villiger 1888 Robusto

Villiger 1888 Robusto
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It’s been a while since I hit one of these up. Known in Europe for their short fill dry-cured mini’s, the 1888 is a pretty wild deviation for the brand.

This guy starts in the way you would expect of a decent Dominican Connecticut.  It’s smooth and slowly wakes up just a touch.   the flavors are nice and malleable –need a bit more spice?  Puff a little harder.  A little less? Ease off the pull a bit.

Largely it stays quite even with little variation  (it’s a robusto after all).  The draw stays essentially perfect, and culminates in a slightly strong burst at the end, without any heavy coagulation of oils or bitterness.  A pretty simplistic review, but if you are in the mood for anice and light DomConn… this is pretty much exactly what you need.

The Roll: Even and Smooth

The Wrapper:  Essentially flawless and even.

The Value: At ~$9 it’s a well justified.

Would I get it again? Yup.