Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Viva Republica Rapture Perdition

I picked up this Viva Republica Rapture Perdition (robusto) on my last visit to Cigar Train. If you don't live in Spokane, they can be found online at cigarsinternational.com for $36.50 per five-pack.

Construction of this cigar is fantastic. It has a stout, toothy, maduro colored, nearly vein free wrapper with tight almost invisible seams. From the foot there are notes to the nose of rich cocoa and after giving the cigar a deep V-cut from my Colibri cutter the slightly tight cold draw had flavors of cocoa mixed with toast.

The burning cigar started out in the medium body range with flavors of toast, oak, chocolate, anise, black pepper, brown sugar, mocha, dark chocolate and charcoal. In the final third the cigar had progressed into the full body range and finished with my favorite burnt mocha flavor mix.

Smoking time for this complex, Rapture Perdition was right at sixty minutes and the tight cold draw was never a problem once the cigar was burning.

If you get a chance to try these out, don't pass it up.

Rated 93