The Viaje White Label is a test line that will change with every new batch released. In a sense these cigars and future ones will give us a sneak peek for what is in store for future main blends. This is the first White Label Viaje has released and right off the bat has done something new or should we say old? This cigar features a candela wrapper also known as double claro, jade, or second most commonly American market selection. This kind of cigar was once the best selling cigar in America hence, American market selection. These cigars sport a light green wrapper unlike other cigars that have light brown to black wrappers. The difference is that candela wrappers are picked before maturity and supper heated very quickly to dry and so stops any fermenting. This process traps the chlorophyll in the leaf giving it its distinctive green color and flavor.
The Viaje White Label departs from other candelas in that it does not have a dominate grassy flavor instead it features floral, and plant stem flavors, with hints of earthiness, pepper, and light citrus. The draw is virtually effortless and produces a ton of smoke. The level of body is medium. The construction is flawless and feels a little coarser than paper. While smoking the cigar one notices a pleasant kind of dryness that coats the mouth; similar to the Brick House but not as filling. Three fourths of the way through the floral flavor with hints of grass becomes stronger that creeps up gradually. Stop smoking at the band to avoid more intense plant flavors and a higher level of body or, keep going if you are the more adventurous type. Overall this cigar was a joy to smoke and we hope it is incorporated into Viaje’s main product line. Viaje has produced yet another winner.