Victor Calvo Fuerte – Rough Cut Cigar Review

Victor Calvo Fuerte

At this years IPCPR, Victor Calvo Premium Cigars introduced a number of new blends to round out their portfolio. The added blends, bring to market a complete line of cigars that are designed to please everyone from beginners to the most experienced. One of those cigars is the new Victor Calvo Fuerte, a bold, flavor packed cigar, that offers an impeccable burn and extraordinary flavor nuance.

The Victor Calvo Fuerte delivers its flavor from a well crafted blend of:

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sun Grown Habano
  • Binder: Ecuador
  • Filler: Dominican and Nicaragua

Packaged in 20-count boxes, the Victor Calvo Fuerte is available in 3 vitolas:

  • F1 –  5 x 50
  • F2 –  6 x 52
  • F3 –  7 x 54

The company explains the Fuerte as follows:

“The Victor Calvo Fuerte is a full-bodied cigar for the experienced smoker seeking a robust taste. Its mature wrapper has been hand selected in order to enhance the profound notes of spice. The intense blend creates a perfect harmony between savory taste and bold strength.”

For this review I sampled the Victor Calvo Fuerte F1

Cigar Review Notes

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  • Dark brown marbled wrapper
  • Nice shine to the cigar
  • Solid to the touch with some noticeable veins
  • Spice aroma along the barrel
  • Tea and burnt oak on foot
  • Cold draw offered licorice, butter, and salt
  • It has a perfect draw
  • I opened the cap with a punch
  • Once ignited, the palate is treated to notes of  Espresso with a light pepper on the nasal
  • Full body of smoke – thick and dense
  • A caramel sweetness enters after a half-inch into the burn
  • The ash is medium grey with a medium char line
  • Well entered burn cone once the ash is tapped
  • Licorice finally finds its way in after just after the first inch
  • Caramel shifts to a syrupy sweetness
  • Oily wrapper
  • Savory meat notes enter start of second third
  • Sweet currant note enters – like a sauce on top of the meat
  • Espresso appears again midway through the second third
  • Spicy aroma
  • Licorice is dancing about as a nut enters
  • Hint of vanilla in final third
  • Total smoking time was 1 hour

Overall, the Victor Calvo Fuerte lives up to the company’s description. It is truly a bold and spicy cigar, with lots of flavor transitions. It was a medium to full strength cigar, that I can highly recommend. I think this would pair well with a fine small batch bourbon to bring out the syrupy sweetness.

Victor Calvo Fuerte

Victor Calvo Fuerte

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