Cigar Aficionado

Villiger San'Doro Colorado Churchill
50 50
Tasting Note
A dark and attractive Churchill with rich notes of nuts and leather enlivened by black pepper spiciness and a sweet, malted-chocolate finish.
Body Medium
Size Churchill
Ring Gauge 50
Length 7"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Ecuador
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Oct 01, 2018
Price $9.56
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 2019 | Score: 93

Swiss company Villiger & Söhne has been in the tobacco business since the 1800s, but its only been making premium cigars for two decades. The decision to explore the handmade sector was made by company owner Heinrich Villiger, who not only believes in the segment's potential, but is a smoker of handmade cigars himself. The Villiger San'Doro has been a consistent performer with Cigar Aficionado since the brand was introduced in 2015, and the Churchill marks the second time that a San'Doro Colorado has appeared on the Top 25 list. When it debuted, Villiger San'Doro cigars were made at the Oliva Cigar factory. Production has since moved to Joya de Nicaragua, but the blend is the same and the cigar still performs at a very high level.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jul 05, 2016 | Score: 89

The lush and substantial draw of this tawny Churchill offers notes of black pepper, earth and a bit of sweet saffron. The finish is wheaty.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
100-Point Scale