10th Jun2011

Viaje White Label Fifty Fifty Red

by GoodFellasCigars

Wrapper: Nicaraguan

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

Country: Honduras

Shape: Criollo

Size: 6 x 48

Production: 200 cigars

Andre Farkas (owner of Viaje) says, “WLP is the vehicle by which we will release experimental blends, shapes, mash ups, factory errors, etc. It’s a peek behind the factory curtain.” This White Label Project release is based on the 50/50 blend.

Viaje has a habit of releasing test batches called White Labels. They are a glimpse of what could be coming down the pipeline; the pipeline is looking phenomenal. Rumor has it that the is the last white Label of 2011. It is a shame that it is because all the white labels are treats and waiting till 2012 to smoke another unique test batch is just too long. That is why we just had to review the Viaje White Label Fifty Fifty Red for you.

From the initial draw the cigar gives a great amount of spice and peanut flavors that last only through the first few puffs. This is probably due to the wrapper extending around the foot of the cigar.  On the finish there are smooth wood flavors and very slight nutty notes that are a preview to what is to come. The draw is quite effortless which is no surprise being that it is a Viaje.  The first third was medium bodied had flavors light nuts, light cedar, and very slight pick pepper. The second third transitioned smoothly not much difference was noticed in the flavor profile. The burn was very even through the entire cigar and not even the thought of a touch up light crossed the mind. The final third becomes stronger, oak comes into play and the spice subsides considerably. Overall the nut and wood flavors were most prominent though out. The Viaje White Label Fifty Fifty Red was just what one would expect form Viaje; it was truly a treat. Get your hands on these incredibly small batch before they are gone you won’t get a chance to enjoy another White Label until 2012.

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