June 25, 2016

Villiger San'Doro Claro Toro (6 x 50)





Video review HERE.


(Description taken from Cigar-Coop.com website)
At the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show, Villiger Cigars launched the Villiger San’Doro line.  The San’Doro line is being launched in three blends: San’Doro Claro, San’Doro Colorado, and San’Doro Maduro.

The San’Doro name pays homage to the times of Christopher Columbus.  The name San’Doro is actually derived from “Indorum Sana Sancta” which translates to “Sacred Herb of India”. During the time of Columbus’ expeditions, many thought he had found the route to India and when tobacco was brought back, it was referred to as “Indorum Sana Sancta”.

The San’Doro Claro features an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper over Nicaraguan binder and filler. The cigars is being produced at Tabacalera Oliva in Esteli, Nicaragua.


The cigar is golden brown and has an average density feel in the hand.




The test draw after cutting the cap was effortless. The initial flavors were heavy sweet cream notes with black pepper rated at an 8. There were several subtle flavors along with the cream. They were cinnamon, orange citrus, and brown sugar. These were all quite subtle and hardly noticeable but perhaps they will blossom. There was also a nice black coffee base. The cigar is mild at this point.


1 1/2 inches in some of the subtle flavors are gaining strength. There are now more of the orange citrus and brown sugar. The cream is still the lead flavor and the black pepper remains very good. The citrus and brown sugar are secondary. The finish is a sweet cream with a lot of lingering black pepper.  The cigar is still mild to medium bodied. 



At the band, close to the midpoint, the cream notes are no longer the dominate flavor. There are now fairly even amounts of cream, citrus, and light caramel notes (in place of the brown sugar). The finish is unchanged and the pepper remains very good on both ends.



The citrus notes came out a little more at the end. The cream notes became secondary to the citrus. The caramel notes became a toasted caramel flavor. There was coffee at the base. The pepper remained very good throughout. The finish did not change much. The cigar ended medium bodied in strength. This was a good Connecticut shade cigar. This would make a good first cigar of the day or perhaps the last cigar after having several cigars during the day. Look for these anywhere that sells Villiger cigars.


Score: 90

2 comments:

Webster said...

Thanks for the review Tim. I won some Villagers cigars at a sit-down several years ago and let me tell you after some age they are awesome. I still have just a few left I've never seen a cigar improve so much with age. I'll have to pick up some of these and try them out

Webster said...

Thanks for the review Tim. I won some Villagers cigars at a sit-down several years ago and let me tell you after some age they are awesome. I still have just a few left I've never seen a cigar improve so much with age. I'll have to pick up some of these and try them out