Villiger San D’Oro Colorado Robusto is among the latest ultra-premium cigar offerings from the infamous Villiger company based in Switzerland. Though they have been around since the 1800s, Villiger has only recently dabbled in the realm of premium cigars. However, their premium portfolio is growing larger year by year, and the San D’Oro line may just be Villiger’s best yet. Offered in three formats, Maduro, Claro, and Colorado, the San D’Oro Cigars are made with the serious connoisseur in mind. This gorgeous Colorado version is made down in Nicaragua at Oliva’s famous TABOLISA factory using a delicious blend of Nicaraguan filler and binder tobaccos and a dark, golden Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. Sounds awesome, right? Well, the folks at Cigar Aficionado Magazine thought so too and decided to slap it with a 92-rating and a spot on the Top 25 Cigars of 2016. How’s that for making your mark in the premium cigar business?
Reddish brown, oily, and slightly rugged in appearance, San D’Oro Colorado shows the real characteristics of a Colorado shade cigar. Expert construction and seamless rolling are demonstrated with San D’Oro Colorado, making for a sharp, even burn and a soft, full draw. Thick clouds of white smoke pound the palate with incredible amounts of flavor, beginning with robust Nicaraguan white pepper and soon evolving to a creamy, nutty profile. Hints of cedar, cocoa, and nutmeg are lingering in the background as a soft honey note finesses the tip of the tongue. A sweet, spicy finish ties the package together, rounding out this phenomenal flavor bouquet in true Oliva fashion.
San D’Oro Colorado is medium-bodied and full-flavored, making it a great transition for someone looking to go from lighter sticks into the more full-bodied realm of the cigar world. However, only real aficionados with highly developed palates will be able to appreciate San D’Oro for all it is worth: A well-rounded, complex flavor profile and full, yet smooth body. San D’Oro Colorado pairs well with bourbon, scotch, or rum, and is made by the same folks responsible for such amazing creations as Oliva Serie V Melanio and Oliva Serie O. The 5 x 50 Robusto size is an excellent choice for those looking for around an hour of pure pleasure. So what’s San D’Oro mean, anyway? Well, according to the folks at Villiger, tobacco lore says that when Christopher Columbus brought tobacco back to Europe for the first time, it became known as “The Sacred Healing Plant of India,” translated from the original Latin “Indorum Sang Sancta,” or the Spanish “San D’Oro.” Moreover, thus the Villiger San D’Oro series pays homage to such tobacco lore. Cool history lesson, huh? Well, healing plant or not, we cigar freaks love our tobacco, and Villiger San D’Oro Colorado Robusto is truly a prime demonstration of just how delicious tobacco can be!