Wrapper: Connecticut, USA
Binder: La Canela DR
Filler: La Canela DR
Shape: Figerato diadema
Size: 48 X 6”
Price Range: MRSP $6-8
Are you are looking for a very tasty and high quality cigar, but don’t want to pay a ridiculous price for it? The Marco V Dom Vito Reserve is a perfect choice. Marco V has been producing high quality cigars for those looking for a premium smoke but don’t want to break the bank just to have one. This cigar has a light brown body that is lightly veined and slightly rough to the touch with some give. The wrapper is not oily but does have a little sheen to it. The Marco V Dom Vito Reserve is decorated with a band that is black with a large combination gold M and V, in the middle in reference to the cigar brand, and Marco V written on the side. There is also a secondary band an inch lower with the name of the cigar, Vito Don Reserve, on black with gold trim. It is a simple yet elegant cigar.
The cigar is a very easy to light and has a wonderful taste right from the get go. The first third starts with a nice woody base, with a hint of pepper giving it a little bite while a trace of caramel adds a nice contradiction with its bittersweet taste. As you enter the second third of the cigar you start with that woody taste along with a more pronounced bite from the pepper, along with that slight sweetness from the caramel with a hint of almonds. Upon a retro-hale you get a very pronounced woody flavor and a more articulated hint of almonds and pepper. When entering into the final third you get much of the same flavors throughout with a more coherent hint of pepper along with a nice woody taste that has been consistent throughout.
The Marco V Dom Vito Reserve had a nice finish to it, in keeping the base woodiness and hints of pepper throughout the whole cigar. The cigar had a semi-hard draw that took a medium amount of effort. The Marco V Dom Vito Reserve had a firm ash that was light gray with splotches of darker grey-black throughout the length of the cigar. It had a very even burn that was easy to maintain. The main draw back was the draw that was a slight step back as it takes some effort but, the Marco V Dom Vito Reserve was a nice cigar that was relatively cheap with an even burn and consistent flavors.