Up for review today is the Trinidad Vigía from Cuba. Originally a brand reserved for diplomats and power brokers, Trinidad is a brand now available to the wider cigar market. Although not the original Trindad blend (that honor goes to Fundadores), the Vigia is a well-respected blend from the company, so I am excited to put what many consider a classic to the test.
Here’s some additional background info courtesy of Cigar Aficionado:
Trinidad is one of the anomalies within Cuba’s collection of cigar brands. It started as a commercially unavailable cigar reserved for diplomats and dignitaries. Once the brand was released to the public in 1998, it came in one long, thin size called Fundadores. Then the brand expanded by adding a few more vitolas, only to contract afterward by deleting sizes in 2012. Trinidad’s newest addition, the Vigía is the exact opposite of the Fundadores. Rather than being long and slender, this cigar is short and squat… Vigía is named for the watchtowers in the Cuban city of Trinidad erected to observe the sugarcane fields.
- Cigar Reviewed: Trinidad Vigía
- Wrapper: Cuba
- Binder: Cuba
- Filler: Cuba
- Size: 4 3/8″ x 54
- Year: 2014
Appearance & Construction
The Trinidad Vigía is a wonderfully constructed cigar, with a gorgeous outer wrapper leaf that has a light layer of oil and has just a few minor veins. The cigar is packed moderately, with a bit of springiness when squeezed and what feels like a soft spot right near the foot. Side note: I also like the pigtail-esque twisted cap.
Taking a whiff off of the foot of the cigar, I pick up aromas of light earth and spices, herbs, almonds and light bread. The draw is just right, a 7/10 in terms of amount of restrictiveness, and the cold draw produces very light spices, sugar-toasted bread and some slight almond bitterness.