Cigar Review: Reyes Family Vintage
I was hit with another cold this week and it destroyed my taste buds. It is now at the point where acigarsmoker.com is looking for another reviewer to join our team. If you have an interest in this un-paid position reach out to us via the contact page. The Reyes Family Vintage comes courtesy of Reyes themselves. They sent me a few cigars for review, and this is the first of others over the next few weeks. This cigar used to be known as the Puros Indios Viejo.
Cigar: Reyes Family Vintage
Size: 6 x 53 (Toro)
Wrapper: Ecuador Habano Aged 8 Years
Filler: Brazil, Ecuador, Nicaragua
Appearance and Construction (16/20): One thing I learned from the Reyes Family is looks can be deceiving and we shall see if this holds true with this smoke. The wrapper has some significacnt veins in it, and there is a wrapper tear near the cap of the cigar. It’s more a hole, then a tear but due to the roll of the cigar it does not go through to the binder. There is some tooth as well and some oils visible on this cigar. Despite the wrapper issues the cigar is well rolled, and has a well placed cap. The band has the tribal looking Reyes logo with some green and the word Vintage.
Flavor & Notes (26/30): The prelight draw offers some wood and earth. Upon light of the cigar there are some mocha/coffee notes that quickly fade and give way to earthy notes. The second third offers continued earth notes but some wood is mixed in as well. As we reach the final third there are some faint coffee notes with wood on the finish.
Burn/Ash/Draw (24/25): The burn line on the cigar is jagged and uneven which has been an issue for me since Reyes was known as Puros Indios. The ash is strong. It has minimal flake and holds on forever. The draw would make Goldilocks proud as it is just right.
Overall (22/25):A cigar like this teaches you aesthetics are not everything. The Reyes Family classic while not pretty to look at offers a nice flavor profile and is a nice everyday smoke.