Ashton Virgin Sun Grown Spellbound is a cigar produced in the Dominican Republic. The VSG line was blended by none other then Carlos “Carlito” Fuente. Cigars are manufactured at the Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia factory. Binder and Filler tobaccos are aged for 4 – 5 years. The Spellbound has the most generous dimensions out of the whole line.
• Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
• Size: 54 x 190 mm (7,5“)
• Wrapper: Ecuador Sumatra
• Binder: Dominican Republic
• Filler: Dominican Republic
• Price: €3
It is rolled in a Colorado Maduro shaded wrapper, that is silky to the touch. The filling is generous and the construction is flawless.
Ashton Virgin Sun Grown Spellbound: unlit, notes of cocoa. The opening reveals notes of seasoned wood and hazelnut. A very suave spiciness is also perceptible in the background.
The first third alternates cedar wood and hazelnut. There is a spicy vein of black pepper perceptible in the aftertaste. Strength is slightly above medium (3.5/5).
In the second third, wood and hazelnut are still present, enriched with notes of coffee beans. Strength remains constant (3.5/5).
In the final third, the profile remains unchanged in terms of the flavors. The intensity of the coffee bean flavor is greater, which becomes more pronounced and turns into the protagonist. Strength shows no changes and remains on the slightly above the medium level (3.5/5).
Overall, the Ashton Virgin Sun Grown Spellbound centers around an exceptional balance. The flavors never unravel, from the first to the last puff. That being said, from a cigar of this size, it is legitimate to expect something more from the evolution and flavor profile, which are both quite contained. The smoke is however very creamy and the cigar is easy to enjoy.