2012 Maduro BY OSCAR – Cigar Review

2012 Maduro BY OSCAR

This is a cigar review of a 2012 Maduro by Oscar Valladares cigars. The size chosen is the Torpedo, which is box pressed. This cigar is composed of a Mexican San Andreas wrapper followed by a blend of Honduran and Nicaraguan tobacco. This is a medium to full bodied smoke experience that retails for around $9.70.

Construction/Appearance:

This 2012 Maduro by Oscar is a dark chocolate in color with lots of small tiny veins running throughout the wrapper. The seams are invisible. 

Pre-Light: 

Aromas of smoked cocoa and barnyard radiate from the wrapper and foot. The type of cut used is a straight cut. The cold draw produces notes of chocolate and cedar.

After Toast:

First third – ​This cigar starts with smoked cocoa, earth and a subtle tickle of light pepper. The body is medium, burn is sharp and ash holds through the third.

Second Third – The smoked cocoa notes carry over followed by the earth. There is some creamy coffee notes as well. The body turns medium plus, burn remains sharp and ash falls just past the 2 inch mark. 

Final Third – Smoked cocoa , earth, coffee and now some nice spice notes really zing the palate. The burn remains sharp and body is on the fuller side. 

Suggested Pairing:

Scotch – Glenlivet

Bourbon – Bulleit

Overall Experience:

Overall this 2012 Maduro by Oscar is a nice smoke with some nice flavors in the profile, however I wish they were a little more pronounced and radiant on the palate. A smoked cocoa note is amazing and I wish it would have been a little more powerful in this smoke. I would definitely smoke this again given the chance, but it wouldn’t be a primary choice given a selection.

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About Oscar Valladares Cigars – http://oscartobacco.com

2012 Maduro by Oscar