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VILLIGER SAN'DORO COLORADO | CIGAR REVIEW

APRIL 19, 2022 - PHIL KURUT, COMEDY - CIGARS - MUSIC


VILLIGER SAN’DORO COLORADO ROBUSTO (5 x 50)

WRAPPER: ECUADORIAN HABANO

BINDER: NICARAGUA

FILLER: NICARAGUA

Cream, bread, wood, and cinnamon. Not a bad start for the San’Doro, and the draw and smoke output are spot-on.


The retrohale pours some cola sweetness with a lingering artificial sweetness. No pure cane sugar in this soft drink.


Holding a bit of leather and spice, the finish also brings some harshness right out of the gate. Hopefully, we can move past that soon.


The burn tends to wander. Not sure if I’ll need to put up a fence to keep it from leaving the yard.


Cinnamon continues to move through the draw, but it’s joined by an artificial fruit note that tends to demand more attention. Reminds me of a “not terrible” cough syrup. Oak slips through at the end.


Cough syrup tumbles through the retrohale and falls butt first on the finish, leaving little room for anything else. Some spice finds its way to the palate now and then.


Chocolate and oak quietly move around the room.

Well, folks, the excitement factor in the flavor realm has hit a wall, but the burn brings some drama. One whole side refuses to burn, but I’m able to make a recovery with the smoke roll ™. Tragedy avoided once again. Is this one of those times for healing?


Once we’re past the burn issue, earth burst through the draw. That artificial fruit stumbles in after, but the cough syrup sensation has expired. Good. I detect a bit of chocolate, but he’s not very confident.


Tiny cells of dark cherry sprinkle the retrohale. Sprinkle. Funny word.


The aftertaste of a well prepared steak melts onto the finish. Not charred. Pleasantly seasoned. Good work, chef.


Smoke thickens. I’m sensing a comeback. Healing and self-reflection? Hashtag? Please don’t.

Okay, so I spoke too soon about a comeback.


Earth and dark cherry provide entertainment, but only when they feel like it. The retrohale gives some half-hearted throws of earth and wood, and the finish dabbles with some leather and spice.


San’Doro’s construction perseveres to the end, so that's something. Cool.

SMOKE TIME: 1 hr. 26 mins.


RATING: 2.50 / 4 - A time for healing?


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