Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Emilio Cigars Series H Maduro Toro

The selection for review today is the Series H Maduro from Emilio Cigars. For once I don't have a story for the cigar other than it was provided for review by the House of Emilio and I am pretty excited to give it a spin. So, away we go...

Quick Details

  • Cigar Size: 6.5  x 50 Toro
  • Wrapper:  Jamastran (Honduras) Ligero Maduro
  • Filler: Nicaraguan & Costa Rican
  • Cutting Method: Xikar guillotine
  • Paired with: Diet Pepsi
  • Price: $7.40 Sample provided by House of Emilio
Emilio Cigars Series H Maduro Toro
Once the Series H Maduro is free from the cellophane you can immediately see the near perfect construction of this cigar; it's as close to perfect as I have ever seen. The stout, toothy, seamless maduro wrapper had only the finest of veins and cold it even had an oil sheen. Testing the aromas from the foot there was a faint presence of rich tobacco and after clipping the cap the firm, yet free, cold draw had notes of cocoa and toast with a lingering spicy aftertaste on the palate.

After the Series H Maduro was burning, the initial flavors were a mix of spicy cedar, cocoa and a hint of fruit, while the wrapper left behind a nice sweetness on the lips. These flavors remained pretty consistent for the first half of the cigar but in the final third the flavor mix kicked into high gear. In the final half, the flavor mix jumped around with nearly each draw. There were flavors of sweet chocolate, black pepper, cream, sugar, earth, espresso and fruit, combining in the final couple of inches to make a great "burnt mocha" finish with an underlying hint of fruit. It was very tasty!
As the cigar burned, it left behind a soft light gray ash that stayed in place for about two inches while at the same time burning cool down to a lip blistering nub.

Like I mentioned earlier the construction was great, in fact it was so good I gave it a 20. Only one other cigar has ever achieved that rating for construction.

I would like to than the House of Emilio for providing this sample for review.

Ratings:
  • Appearance and construction: 20
  • Flavor: 19
  • Smoking characteristics: 19
  • Overall experience: 19
  • Purchased Price: 18
  • Total: 95
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