Review of Cubanacan Maduro Cigar

By: Gary Manelski

Cubanacan Maduro cigars are made in Nicaragua with a blend of Nicaraguan filler tobaccos. The cigar's binder and Habano Maduro wrapper were grown in Ecuador. These cigars are available in several sizes, including the Rothchilds (5 x 50) sampled for this review, which can be found online at about $62 for a pack of 10.

The cigar began with a medium-to-full rich and slightly sweet flavor with a hint of spice. As it burned, this cigar produced a lot of smoke (almost as much as the Gurkha Ghost), making it one of those cigars that you might want to smoke outdoors. Anyway, after about 10 minutes, a nice cocoa flavor became predominate, as the flavor and body were now within the medium range. This was a very enjoyable and smooth cigar that should appeal to many mainstream cigar smokers, and even to some beginners, too. Not too strong nor too full, but not a mild cigar either.

The cigar had a great draw and held a long ash. The burn was mostly even, but a couple of minor touch-up lights were applied during the 50 minutes that it took me to smoke the cigar all the way down to 1 inches remaining. I rate it with a very good 4 points on a 5-point scale. And, at just over $6 per stick when purchased in a 10-pack, Cubanacan Maduro Rothchilds are a really good value in today's market.

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