La Flor De Ynclan -- My Weekend Cigar
MY WEEKEND CIGAR: La Flor de Ynclan Cigar Review
By Gary Korb
A flower by any other name. . .would be easier to say, and spell, for that matter, but when it comes to getting the most out of a little down time, the Villiger La Flor de Ynclan Churchill offers a relaxing, medium-bodied smoke blooming with flavor to spare.
Size: 7" x 48
Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut Shade
Filler: Nicaragua, Dominican Republic
Location: The front porch of my girlfriend's house
Paired with: Zafra 21 Year-Aged Rum
My Experience: There I was again on a Sunday afternoon, kicking-back on the front porch rocker with this recent release from Villiger Cigars - the Flor de Ynclan Churchill. Pronounced, "lah-flor-day-een-klahn," ("The Flower of Ynclan"), I got it in a La Flor de Ynclan sampler this past summer. The folks at Villiger suggest that this cigar be paired with Zafra 21 Year-Aged Rum to bring out the citrus and cinnamon spice notes in the smoke. OK, I'm in.
A peppery start gave way to very Cuban-like floral notes that bloomed into a pleasantly creamy, woody and naturally sweet smoke. Well-balanced flavors of cedar and oak dominated as notes of citrus, leather, coffee, and sweet spice worked their way in – and yes, even some cinnamon came to dance. The Rum was an excellent suggestion, but I think this cigar would pair well with just about anything.
Suffice it to say . . . This La Flor De Ynclan is not only attractive, it's impressively affordable, too. If you're looking for a well-made cigar with an Ecuador Connecticut wrapper and a medium-medium+ body that delivers the goods on flavor, this La Flor de Ynclan Churchill cigar is it. Likewise, I won't be surprised if it makes it into some of the end-of-year "Top-10 Best" lists.
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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.Show all Gary Korb's Articles