Cigar review: Villiger San D’oro Colorado

Cigar review: I am not exactly pushing myself to write reviews so far this year. As this is only my second go in 2019, let’s hope at least my writing is well crafted. As always how and where I receive the cigar does not impact my subjective take on the smoke. I urge you to try it on your own and make your own decision.

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IMG_4646 2.jpgBrand/Name of Cigar: Villiger/San D’oro Colorado

Country of Origin: Nicaragua

Size: 5 x 50

Wrapper: Ecuador

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua

Shape: Robusto

Price: MSRP, $8.00. I received the cigar gratis from Villiger Cigars 

Where and When Smoked: Los Angles, Ca. 2/26/19

Appearance/Construction: A reddish brown wrapper, very attractive looking with a semi oily feel and a smooth texture. No faults staring at me or obvious construction issues. The cigar band enhances the overall scheme of the cigar.

Flavor/Taste and Aroma: First Third: A peppery start with a hint of mint, cloves and cinnamon. The cigar is pretty smooth at the onset with a pleasing , medium profile.

Second Third: Still going down the smooth road with a citrus taste added on to the original offering. It’s still a medium blend but is heading slightly to a fuller approach.

Final Third: The cigar hit a wall  with a harshness and metallic taste I did not expect. It did not last long as the transition back to the previous tastes popped back but did not like it or it did not like me. Sorry to report that  but it made the cigar suspect.

Smoking Characteristics: Even burn throughout the cigar with no issues or re lights. It did burn hot for a spell but not a major issue.

Conclusion/Overall Impression: The cigar did give a good accounting for the most part but the snags I reported dropped it down a peg or two. This was the second time I have smoked the blend and the first time it tasted much better.

Final Thoughts and the Numbers:

Appearance/Construction: 4 out of 5

Flavor/Taste and Aroma: 3 out of 5

Smoking Characteristics: 3.5 out of 5

Conclusion/Overall Impression: 3.5 out of 5

I have several more of this cigar and with additional time in the humidor it should improve. Not in the market to buy it again unless the rough edges become smoother. 

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