Ashton Virgin Sun Grown Eclipse
Eclipse
92
points
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
52 52
Medium
Medium
Tasting Note
Ashton Virgin Sun Growns (or Ashton VSGs, as they are also known) are consistently superior cigars. Dark and hearty, these are cigars with a strength meant for seasoned smokers. The VSG was the first cigar to really brag about its power, and one of the best-rated cigars to wear an Ecuadoran Sumatra-seed wrapper leaf. The Eclipse, a corona gorda, is the newest size in the line. The thick, oily smoke has notes of ground coffee. It's been on the market since January 2010, and it was the first standard toro in the line, as well as the first VSG offered in a tube. The Eclipse is also a round cigar—most VSGs are box pressed.
Body Medium
Size Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge 52
Length 6"
Filler Dom. Rep.
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper Ecuador
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2011
Price $12.00
Designation Top 25 of 2010 | Rank: 23
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2014 | Score: 88

Though dark and oily in appearance, this thick cigar is bright and zesty, delivering spicy citrus notes and a woody finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 24, 2013 | Score: 90

Rich and meaty, this corona gorda has a strong core of woody, earthy notes, but expresses some dried fruit and sweet cocoa elements as it is smoked.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Dec 06, 2011 | Score: 90

A woody and wheaty cigar with hints of earth and coconut. It builds to refreshing tobacco notes with an overall richness.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2011 | Score: 90

A woody and wheaty smoke with hints of earth and coconut. Medium bodied overall.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2010 | Score: 90

A thick, oily cigar with an even burn and substantial draw that delivers a flavorful, cedary smoke rich with ground coffee flavors and a pleasant finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Feb 23, 2010 | Score: 90

A thick, oily cigar with an even burn and substantial draw that delivers a flavorful, cedary smoke rich with ground coffee flavors and a pleasant finish.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
100-Point Scale