Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Company first debuted in 2012 with the appropriately themed 2012 by Oscar cigar brand (tying into the end of the Mayan calendar aka the end of the world). Hit after hit has led to Oscar's 10th anniversary, showcasing the Oscar Valladares 10th Anniversary cigar to mark the milestone.
The Oscar Valladares 10th Anniversary cigar touts a large and intricately designed band, highlighting an oversized "10" without a cutout "0" to show the tobacco hiding underneath. This wrapper is actually the larger of two, as the cigar begins with Honduran candela for the first inch, abruptly switching to Mexican San Andrés maduro for the cigar's remainder. The dual wrapper conceals a Honduran binder and fillers of Nicaragua.
Oscar Valladares 10th Anniversary Toro achieved #7 in Cigar Snob’s Top 25 The Best Cigars of 2022.
What does the Oscar Valladares 10th Anniversary cigar taste like?
Somewhat a tale of two experiences, the Oscar Valladares 10th Anniversary cigar kicks off with bright notes of lemon grass, white pepper, and earth, transitioning to darker characteristics of black pepper, mineral, rich cocoa, and Mexican mole.