The La Libertad Robusto is not the same robusto that is available to the global market, the US domestic release is something akin to a straight-ligero cigar which debuted at IPCPR show in NOLA in 2010; rolled in the DR, opposed from the foreign market’s variants rolled in Honduras. The 5″x52rg comes wrapped in a Havana seed Peruvian grown capa, bound in a Nicaraguan seed Peruvian grown binder, and filled with Dominican and Nicaraguan ligeros.

The triple capped parejo smells of apricots, caramel, dill, manure, oregano, parsley, sea salt, tarragon, thyme, and white peppercorns. The wrapper tastes of apricots, black peppercorns, fennel, nutmeg, plums, pomegranates, saffron, sea salt, and white chocolate.

The toasted foot smells of butter cream, caramel, cocoa, hickory, honey, ginger, nutmeg, oak, thyme, and sea salt.

Post lighting, the Libertad yields hints of anise, coffee Cubano, curry powder, fennel, mesquite, oregano, paprika, peat, tarragon, and white peppercorns; the egg-shell white smoke smells of Belgian chocolate, cinnamon, ginger, peat, and vanilla; a highly aromatic smoke. The salt & pepper ash rings in one to two millimeter band.

The capa appears to be a viso, which lends itself well to the ligero filler; in that it assists the ease of lighting anything with ligero tobaccos.

Roughly an inch into this medium-full bodied, medium-full strength cigar; the La Libertad is a powerhouse cigar unlike anything else produced by Villiger-Stokkebye.

Three inches remain, at forty minutes in, though a one dimensional cigar; it is an exceptionally flavorful cigar.

The La Libertad’s come packaged in simple twenty count cardboard boxes, simple and small enough to fit into even fifty count humidors and still have ample room for other cigars.

Suffice to say, they are quite good, even though they lack any true dimensionality.

Courtesy of the joint customer services of Davidus Cigars’ David & Steve Castro, and Villiger-Stokkebye’s Lois Siler.