Despite being a Swiss cigar company, @villigercigar has a long history in Brazil where they have been manufacturing cigars since 1979 (while their experience with Brazil tobacco predates that – 1888). It’s not rare for us to see manufacturers use brazil tobacco as a finishing outer leaf. Still, it is unique to have a Brazilian puro (all parts from a particular place of origin). They released two versions of the Do Brasil; a Claro and a Maduro. Today, we’re diving deep into the Maduro version.
Initial Light and First 3rd⠀⠀⠀⠀
When I mention that a cigar has a rustic look, I am envisioning a matte chocolate brown leaf with texture and visible veins, and that’s exactly the appearance on the #DoBrasil. And it’s this muted look that allows the Sacramento green colored band with gold and white lettering to stick out profoundly. Snipping the cap and lighting up, I take a few steady pulls to receive flavors of rich espresso, cedar, sweet tobacco, and nutmeg. It’s a nice mature earthy profile, perfect for this breezy summer night. As I smoke through it, I begin to get a sweet raisin and black cherry mixed in behind the cedar.
With the ash just now falling off, I notice how even the burn has been. The ventilation is perfect. As far as flavors, they intensify due to the introduction of sea salt and green pepper spice. There’s also a light white pepper on the retro-hale. The DoBrasil brings out a dry nuttiness that mixes well with the espresso and cedar. Although these notes may sound very hefty and rich, the cigar smokes more medium on the strength and medium to full on the body.
Here’s a note, be careful taking off the band. Mine had quite a bit of adhesive on the leaf, so it may have damaged the leaf if I had just ripped it off. Other than that, the cigar goes on to remove most of the sweetness. It deepens the notes of cedar and nuttiness also. The salt changes over to more mineral and gives the cigar some grittiness. In the final inch and a half, you will finish with a softer, creamier coffee flavor. I’m enjoying the many transitions and flavors in the cigar. It’s a complex but not off-putting cigar.
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