Vega Fina Jose Seijas – Cigar Review
The Vega Fina Jose Seijas by Altadis is a limited run of 2,500 10 count boxes and was blended by Jose Seijas himself. Jose Seijas, who recently retired, ran the famous Tabacalera de Garcia factory in the Dominican Republic. The Vega Fina line has done well in Europe, so well in fact that the Vega Fina Sumum 2010 was recently release in the US. You can check out the review we did on the Vega Fina Sumum 2010 here.
Size: Corona Gorda ( 5 x 56)
Wrapper: San Andres Criollo
Cigars Smoked For Review: 1
Construction and Appearance: The Vega Fina Jose Seijas is very firmly packed with no soft spots. The wrapper is a dark brown and mottled towards the cap, with light veins. It is a well made cigar with a triple cap.
Flavor and Notes: The wrapper has a sweet earthy scent with a light note of nutmeg. The foot of the Vega Fina Jose Seijas has notes of deep barnyard, earth, cinnamon, and is slightly sweet. The cold draw has a sweet earthy flavor, with rich notes of hay.
Smoking Characteristics: As I light up the Vega Fina Jose Seijas it produces a full body of rich cool smoke, right up front are wood spice flavors. During the first third the smoke is cool, sweet, dry, and full. The flavor consists of a light cedar spice, wheat, honey, coffee beans, and a slight zest, which is neither sour or bitter. Notes of cedar and wheat remain on the palate in between draws. The draw and burn are both even. The strength at this point starts out at just a bit more than mild.
Moving into the second third the wheat and honey flavors both intensify. The cedar spice and coffee flavors both remain, but become undertones in the smoking experience. The body of the smoke remains full, rich, sweet and cool. Now the wheat and honey flavors linger on the palate between each draw. The burn and draw both remain even. The strength starts to pick up at this point moving closer to a medium. There is still a very subtle undertone of the tangy zest in the flavor profile.
In the last part of the Vega Fina Jose Seijas the cedar spices becomes more prominent. The wheat and honey notes fade slightly, but are joined with notes of hay and earth. The undertones of coffee and the tangy zest still remain in the background. The smoke warms slightly at this point, but is still very rich, full, and smooth. Towards the nub the honey and wheat flavors pick up again. The flavor of the Vega Fina Jose Seijas has a nice complexity to it.
Conclusion: The Vega Fina Jose Seijas is an excellent medium strength cigar. The flavor is complex, rich, and full. At no point did the burn or draw require any attention or correction. I’d recommend this cigar to any smoke regardless of preferences. The flavor is complex enough, rich, and bold that the Vega Fina Jose Seijas is an experience anyone could enjoy.