The big brother of VegaFina.
VegaFina Fortaleza 2 is the medium-bodied sibling of VegaFina, but this go round expect a bit more oomph. At play is a golden-brown San Andres Criollo wrapper, carefully hand-selected. Boasting a slightly oily sheen, and smooth appearance this leaf houses a long-filler core of Nicaraguan tobaccos hugged by a Dominican Piloto binder. This recipe is rich yet smooth, issuing a bevy of refined smoke. Up front notes of oak and toast meet the palate, before additional nuances of coffee, herbs and a dash of pepper join the fray. Retaining all the smoothness and elegance of VegaFina, the Fortaleza 2 is a welcomed member of the family, upping the ante in the strength and flavor department.
Vegafina Fortaleza 2 received a well-deserved 91-rating noting: "Wrapped in a streaky cover leaf, this cigar starts out wheaty before intensifying to show a horse radish spice, dried orange peel and a touch of cocoa bean."