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The above perfectly sums up the San’Doro Maduro – it’s the Brazilian way. Handmade in Bahia, Brazil, the San’Doro Maduro is a true puro. San’Doro Maduro offers a refined, medium-to-full-bodied smoking experience.
Available exclusively in Toro 6 x 50
I go through a maduro phase every so often. As my followers know, maduro cigars are not something I indulge in very often. However, whenever I do smoke a maduro , it hits my palate very nicely. So, I need to open up my mind and taste buds and smoke them more often.
Villiger Cigars supplied me with their San’Doro Maduro toro for my pleasure and review. As always, how and where I receive the cigar does not influence my subjective opinion and please make your own decision about the blend.
Villiger just recently opened up a new factory devoted to Brazillian product as they have had a long history with this type of tobacco.
Brand/Name of Cigar: Villiger cigars/ San’ Duro Maduro
Country of Origin: Brazil
Size: 6 x 50
Wrapper: Brazillian Mata Fina
Binder: Brazillian Mata Norte
Filler: Charirtos Tobajara LTDA
Price: MSRP app. $11-14, single
Where and When Smoked: Los Angeles, Ca. 5/27/2018
Appearance/Construction: Very rich brown wrapper with several large veins across the body of the smoke. Oily feel, no soft spots or obvious construction issues. I like the cigar band and look.
Flavor/Taste and Aroma: First third: Upon lighting an initial flavor of hay, grass and nuts. Very flavorful with a smooth, easy , no hassles smoking experience. Really tasted the hay.
Second third: The smoke added another layer with an orange interlude but stayed in the background. I was struck how the combo made this cigar so smooth and medium in strength. A little different from other maduro smokes I have experienced in the past.
Final third: The overall cigar stayed true but also added a light chocolate flavor that made it even smoother. We got something good here.
Smoking Characteristics: Easy burn, no relights, all was straight and true in the burn line. Medium, grey ash and no battles in smoking the cigar.
Conclusion/Overall Impression: The Villiger San”Duro Maduro was a real crowd pleaser. I need to get over it and just enjoy maduro cigars. Villiger thanks for pushing me in this direction.
Final Thoughts and the Numbers:
In the last several months I have reviewed the new Villiger line ( at least new to me ) and my experience have been very positive. The Villiger San’Duro Maduro is a choice pick for me and all maduro fans. This smoke should become part of your cigar thought process.
Appearance/Construction: 4 out of 5
Flavor/Taste and Aroma: 4.2 out of 5
Smoking characteristics: 4 out of 5
Conclusion/Overall Impression: 4.1 out of 5