The Ashton VSG is a powerful cigar with a rich and intoxicating flavor. It is blended exclusively for Ashton by Carlos Fuente Jr. using 4 to 5 year old aged Dominican tobacco. The wrapper leaf is taken from the higher primings and matures slowly by sunlight filtered through the region's natural cloud covering.
A very attractive cigar, especially with that luscious dark brown, oily wrapper. The wrapper is smooth and well constructed with a well formed cap. Slightly spongy to the touch and the aroma is earthy with some pepper.
The cigar’s burn was almost always even, the ash was light gray colored, and kind of flaky.
Upon lighting, the cigar gives off a very fragrant thick smoke that makes your mouth water. Initial flavors are earthy with some dark chocolate and spices. Very elegant and complex spices weave in an out of the cigar offering tastes of cinnamon, cloves, and cedar.
As the cigar progresses, the body becomes more leathery, but hints of vanilla and spices continue to come through. There is some dryness in the finish, and the tickle of black pepper in the back of the throat. A very elegant and rewarding experience.