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“Very rich tobacco notes” Cabarete Maduro by Villiger Cigars Review.

Brand History:

Villiger Sons Limited was established in 1888 by Jean Villiger in the small town of Pfeffikon, Switzerland, where Villiger remains headquartered to this day. The company manufactures and sells more than 1.5 billion cigars annually, worldwide. Today, under the leadership of Heinrich Villiger, the company prides itself in its commitment to quality in all their products made in many countries around the globe.

Villiger Cigars North America was established to service the premium cigar enthusiast primarily in the United States. With production from some of the most respected manufacturers in Central America and elsewhere, it is the goal of the company to introduce the finest smoking experience a premium handmade cigar has to offer. Today, and in the future, one can rest assured that when they choose a Villiger cigar, the quality of the leaf, the manufacturing, and even the packaging will be second to none.


This cigar was box-pressed with a nice brown wrapper that was smooth to the touch with almost any visible seams from the cap to the foot. A sweet and very rich pre-light smell at the foot. Some noticeable oils with a unique aroma on the wrapper as well.


Journey Profile:

1st quarter: There was a slight resistance on the draw that delivered smoke with a lot of aroma and rich flavors on the palate. Some spice and earthy tones developed that lingered on the finish.  2nd quarter: Very rich tobacco notes and a hint of earthy cocoa tones. Creamy texture on the palate with a lighter spice through the nose. Little spice intensified through the nose, in the aroma and on the finish.  3rd quarter: Consistent sweet undertones with some woody notes that developed later down the profile. Very bold and rich aroma with robust full flavors. The draw produced thick clouds of smoke and continued to burn very well.   4th quarter: Delivering a rich and full flavored characters with a subtle yet present body. The unique pre-light characters carried over into the Cabarete overall smoking experience of the cigar flavor and aroma. Nothing overwhelming to the palate.


Final Thoughts:

Medium-body with full flavors and a plenty aromatic and luring aroma. A nice slow and even burn that held on to a long ash. It had a great character with a long, flavorful finish. Overall an extremely well made cigar.



Myron Gooch Sr.

Reviewed at: The Man Cave.

Time Smoked: 1 hour 55 minutes.

Cost: $9.00

Wrapper: Pilot Cubano, Criollo, San Vincente and Cubano Ligeros.

Binder: Nicaraguan.

Filler: Nicaraguan.

Size: 6” x 54.

Rating: 89



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