Villiger 'Export Natural' Maduro

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Villiger 'Export Natural' Maduro. 4x37. Medium brown box wrap. Wrap is mostly straight, smoothed seams, with the exception of a couple of largely pronounced veins. No cut needed since the cigar is open-ended. Lit very easily. Medium draw pre-light, effortless draw soon after.

First half tastes of dank leaf, tangy herbal notes, flat pepper on the exhale. Second half is a little more round herbal, leather, brighter tobacco notes. Charred wood emerges toward the end. Medium body. Ash is marbled well, holding at an inch. Burn was mostly even across.

This is a nice value smoke, a cigarillo that bends expectations: mild for a Maduro, thick for a cigarillo, excellent far beyond its price point. It has dark dank tobacco taste with a somewhat tangy botanical aftertaste that's herbal, leafy. Not a bad way to spend a half-hour break. A good little smoke from Switzerland. Well recommended.

From the company:

"Villiger Export round and pressed is a cigar with a balanced, pronounced Havana blend. The high-quality Maduro wrapper rounds off the tangy taste. This small Havana is a value-for-money alternative. Mellow and flavorful, Villiger cigarillos and little cigars are made in Switzerland and available in American, allowing cigar lovers to experience the smoothness of Villiger."

"Villiger Sons Limited was established in 1888 by Jean Villiger in the small town of Pfeffikon, Switzerland, where Villiger remains headquartered to this day. All Villiger cigars are Machine made in Switzerland with only the finest select Cuban-seed tobaccos from the world's most fertile growing regions. Whether you choose the box pressed and nutty tasting Villiger Export or the rustic Villiger Kiels with the unmistakable mouthpiece, you will definitely enjoy these tasty cigars. Light up a Villiger today and enjoy a relaxing time-out from your busy day."

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