Name – Villiger San Doro Maduro
Manufacturer – Villiger Cigars
Size – Toro
Wrapper – Brazil
Tobacco Blend – Brazil
Pricing – $8.15 – $9.00
Body – Medium +
The wrapper is a dark chocolate brown with a sand paper like toothy feel to the touch. There are minimal veins and tight nearly invisible seams.
Aroma – Sweetness and Smoky Wood like notes mixed with some chocolate and barnyard.
Type of Cut – Straight
Cold Draw – Wood, Citrus and Molasses like sweetness.
First Third – Some fruity notes mixed with chocolate and spice start this off nicely. Some wood notes show through a little in this third as well but more so on the finish. I tell you the fruit note is like a nice cherry and mixed with that chocolate note is pretty phenomenal. The burn is razor sharp and ash holds through this third.
Second Third – This third transitions to an espresso / coffee like note with a citrus like component. The finish is a long baking spice and wood like flavor that just lingers. The chocolate note comes back into the fold just passed the mid way point and finish gets a bit leathery. The burn remains sharp and the ash fell at the halfway point.
Final Third – The final third the espresso notes really pick up heavy on the palate moving the body of the smoke from medium to medium +. A bit of brine like notes mix in with the spice giving this that salty sweet sensation on the palate. A really nice leathery finish to this stick.
Scotch – Macallan 18
Wine – Fleurs de Prarie Rose – Fruit like notes really compliment the two as a pairing here.
Wine – Chandon Etoile Rose
Overall, I thought this Villiger San Doro Maduro was a great smoking experience all around. A lot of complexity and neat things surrounding this smoke in terms of the flavor profile. I found it to be continually transitioning into new flavors, which makes for a real palate pleaser.
This is a really cool Brazilian puro made at their new factory in Brazil. It’s great when a brand goes far back to its roots and stands by something they saw value in as far back as 1888 in regards to the quality of Brazilian Tobacco. I believe this stick encompasses the vision they have and hopefully will produce many more blends utilizing this tobacco in the future. Pick one of these up at your local brick and mortar store! You won’t be disappointed.
Cigar Aficionado – 87pts.
About Villiger Cigars – http://villigercigars.com