Once lit, the first thing that you notice is the effortless smooth draw, as near to perfect as you are ever likely to get, with a rich thick cool creamy smoke right to the last. The balance is predominantly a sweet, with a mix of flavours, slightly floral and a little honey, underpinned by toasted nuts and fragrant wood. Others have mentioned an earthiness, but if it was there, I’d say it was not in the forefront. The flavour remains very consistent throughout the smoke, with the aftertaste becoming a little nuttier in the final third of this fine cigar. This is a very satisfying medium to full bodied smoke and you know you are smoking something a little special when you take that first draw. It made the most of a relaxed late summer Sunday afternoon
Trinidad Vigia Per Stick/$55
2 in stock
Ref # TR0301
Length: 4 1/3″
Ring Gauge: 54
Packaging: Per Stick
Smoking Time: 45 Minutes
Rated #14 in Cigar Aficionado 2016!
Vigía is named for the watchtowers in the Cuban city of Trinidad erected to observe the sugarcane fields.
Trinidad is named after the beautiful 16th Century city of La Santisima Trinidad (The Holy Trinity), listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, which is situated on Cuba’s south coast.
Trinidad, as a Habano brand, dates back to 1969 but for many years, like Cohiba, it was made only for gifts to foreign diplomats. Not until 1998 was it released for general sale and then only in small quantities.
At the start there was only one size of Trinidad: Fundadores. In 2003 three more sizes, the Reyes, the Coloniales and the Robusto Extra, were added to the range. At the same time Trinidad’s livery and its cigar band were updated to recognise the prestige that the brand commanded. Most recently, in 2009, the Trinidad Robusto T was introduced to complement the brand’s range.
For several years Trinidad was made at El Laguito, the Cohiba factory, where its uniquely fragrant and aromatic, medium flavoured blend of filler and binder leaves from the Vuelta Abajo zone was developed.