Another fine offering from Fonseca cigars in a 'vintage' edition. Handmade with the same expert craftsmanship as the regular Fonseca line, these cigars are made with carefully aged, vintage select Dominican fillers & binders and richer-tasting, high-grade, Ecuadorian natural wrappers with a marvelous aroma. An excellent cigar for mellowing-out after dinner with a glass of Fonseca Port, too!
Today I tried this cigar and was delighted with it. tasty without being overpowering. The burn was right on with an 1 1/2 inch ash. Draw was very good. While sipping Jack Daniels, the experience was fantastic. I would recommend it to anyone.
I was surprised by this cigar from the Best of Fonseca sampler. I smoked a 5-50 a few hours before this one and the 5-50 was just a let down. This Vintage has to be my favorite in the sampler next to the Cubano or the Serie-F. It has a great burn, consistent taste, and a smooth draw. I had to put it out about 3/4 of the way down due to the heat but a very mellowing and rich smoke.
I ordered a box of these a couple of months ago and have let them age in the old humidor. I've smoked five of them so far and have found them to be very well constructed and consistant. While they are a pleasant good drawing cigar, I feel they don't have the depth needed to call them a true winner.
This cigar was very well constructed, but the taste was bland, one-dimensional and unsatisfying. The burn and draw were excellent, though it did not produce a great deal of smoke. It looked nice and had a pleasant aroma. I kept waiting for the flavor to intensify, but it didn't happen. What flavor there was was woody and somewhat grassy. As good as it looked, it was disappointing and I got bored with it. I wouldn't buy again.