Cigar Review: Villiger San Doro Claro

Basic Information: Villiger San Doro Claro

Manufacturer – Villger Cigars

Size – Robusto

Wrapper – Ecudorian Connecticut

Tobacco Blend – Nicaragua

Pricing – 7.70

Body – Medium

Construction/Appearance:

This cigar has a light to mid brown colored wrapper that feels silky to the touch. There are minimal to no veins present and the seams are nonexistent. Well made.

Pre-Light:

Aroma – Cedar and Wood

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Cedar and Raisin

After Toast:

First Third – This cigar starts with a nice earthy tone with a creamy component that shifts to nutty flavors and finishes with a spicy cedar zing on the palate. After this stick settles in, it turns straight cream and wood with the earth moving to the finish. Burn is sharp and ash holds through the third.

Second Third – This third continues with the cream then a quick burst of an herbaceous note (almost sage-like) with a spicy oak flavor. That herbal component made for a  really great transition. This is a medium bodied smoking experience at this point. The burn remains sharp and ash fell at the 2-inch mark.

Final Third – The creaminess and spicy oak hold in this third. Some cedar twists the palate subtlety before the finish. The earth like note resurfaces to the finish and becomes real rich on the palate.

Suggested Pairing:

Scotch – Balvenie 12 Year Double Wood

Wine – Spier Rose

Overall Experience:

The Villiger San Doro Claro really mixes the cream and spicy notes well to create a truly balanced smoke. Amazing combinations in each of the thirds of herbaceous and earthy notes that work and refresh the palate  before the rich finish. Overall, a great medium bodied smoke in their already fantastic line of cigars.

Ratings:

Cigar Aficionado – 87pts.

About Villiger Cigars – https://www.villigercigars.com/en/

Villiger San Doro Claro