Well once again, with the group buy going on for Viaje LE’s, I decided to head over to JRs to review the Viaje Oro Perfect that was gifted to me by Dave.
I figured it would provide a better assessment of a very limited edition cigar that Viaje created.
VIAJE ORO PERFECTO
VITOLA: PERFECTO 5 X 52
SMOKE TIME: 1.25 HOURS
DRINK: DIET COKE
The Oro Perfecto feels firms throughout with absolutely no soft spots. I figured the best place to test for construction issues would be by the head and foot and this cigar passed with flying colors. I didn’t see any tears or major veins but the Viaje Oro Perfecto did have a bumpy texture to it. Nothing would be a concern to me however. This cigar felt very light in my hand but very well balanced.
The wrapper has a medium dark color to it with no visible spotting. The Viaje Oro Perfecto has the classic Oro label but what makes this cigar stand out is the shape and the “Edicion Limitada” band that is right below the Oro Label. Overall, this cigar has a beautiful appearance and comes off as a very appealing vitola.
Using the Xikar Xi2, I made a very clean cut across the head, taking just enough off. Without cutting the foot of the perfecto, I lit the foot until it glowed red. Once it slightly cooled, I re-lit the foot while drawing from the cigar. As you can see, the Oro Perfecto lit very nicely. Throughout the duration of the smoke, this vitola had a very nice draw while emitting plenty of smoke. The ash, while not fragile, lasted about an inch or so before falling.
The Viaje Oro Perfecto has a very faint prelight aroma of tobacco and maybe even some molasses. Smoking this cigar proved to be little difficult in defining the specific flavors. In the first third, I detected an earthy flavor with a hints of spice. At this point, the cigar feels medium bodied. I also noticed some grassy undertones midway through the 1st third. The second third follows in the footsteps with the flavors smoothing out rather nicely. The cigar has an aroma of chestnuts and perhaps even toasty.
In the last third, the Viaje Oro Perfecto begins to take on a sweeter flavor(molasses perhaps) with mild spices following up. Retrohaling, I detected plenty of pepper and spice. About ten minutes before I put the cigar down, the Oro Perfecto finished strong with a peppery sensation.
VALUE: I believe the cigar is worth it’s money and provides a pleasant smoke.
Would I buy more of these if the opportunity arose? Absolutely. It is a solid cigar with enough variation of flavors throughout the duration of the smoke. While I am a fan of longer smokes, the uniqueness of this cigar can’t be undersold or denied. It is worth trying and judging for yourself!
Hope you enjoyed the review.