The Freyja Cigar
It's not often you meet a Viking Princess in a sea of pirates, villains, witches and warriors, but the Freyja cigar, blended by Emma Viktorsson, co-owner and marketing manager for Las Cumbres Tabaco, stands out in beauty, refinement and strength. From the gorgeously designed band with two scenes (the Goddess Freyja herself and Viking ships), to the flawless caramel color Dominican Criollo wrapper, the Freyja cigar was designed to stand out nicely on the B&M shelves.
- Wrapper: Dominican Criollo ’98
- Binder: Mexican San Andrés
- Filler: Dominican Piloto Cubano, Dominican Criollo ’98, Nicaragua Estelí
- “Sessrúmnir” is Freyja Heavenly Hall – Sessrúmnir Corona Larga 5 3/4 X 42
- “Valhalla” is the main God Odin´s Heavenly Hall – Valhalla Robusto 5 1/2 X 50
- Son of Odin, “Thor” – Thor´s Toro 6 X 54
- “Valkyrie” to once again represent this beautiful Goddess – Valkyrie Pyramid 6/2 X 52
Truth be told, I have smoked more than 20 Freyja cigars of various sizes since its release last year, but for this review I smoked 2 Valhalla Robusto cigars. Here is a photo of Freyja at her launch party at Sanji Cigars in Bloomfield, NJ.
Sitting in the comfort of my favorite chair at the Cigar Vault lounge in Staten Island, I guillotine cut the first cigar ( and v-cut the second) and detect molasses, almonds and espresso in the Cold Draw with an earth and spice scent at the Foot.
The first few puffs are very nutty ( peanuts & almonds) joined by a clean white pepper spice that is strong to me but not overwhelming. A little further into the smoking experience, the flavors are joined by sweet hay, wood and espresso. A very good 1st Third with great burn & nicely melded flaves. This is a solid medium at this stage.
While smoking into the 2nd Third my palate is welcomed with caramel and cedar, then chocolate and espresso ! Yum this cigar reminds me of a Caramel Mocha Macchiato ! Pure indulgence on my part as my mind settles down, my shoulders relax and I snuggle into the armchair feeling completely relaxed.
Just when I had become complacent with the flavors, the profile changes again challenging my senses-- I love it! In the Final Third, in one cigar the strong espresso and mixed nuts were more prominent. In the second cigar the spicy red pepper was the dominant flavor. But overall I could detect a sumptuous mix of espresso, leather, nuts, spicy pepper with an earth and clove finish. The Freyja ranges in medium to medium plus in strength but full in flavor all the way through.
The Freyja is a finely blended cigar with complex flavors that tantalizes the tastebuds ! In two words, DELISH™ and Boxworthy !
Freyja has easily become one of my go to cigars and has earned a significant place in my Top 5 Cigars for 2015.
For more information about Freyja, Emma or Las Cumbres Tabaco, please visit: http://lascumbrestabaco.com/freyja-cigars/
For Emma's fabulous Cigar Fantasia blog, please visit http://www.cigarfantasia.com/
Wishing you long ashes --
Robusto Cigar Babe