Cigar Review: 601 Blue Label Maduro

Basic Information: 601 Blue Label Maduro

Size – Robosto

Wrapper – Broadleaf

Tobacco Blend – Nicaraguan

Pricing – $8.25

Body – Medium +


This 601 Blue Label Maduro is a box pressed stick that is dark chocolate in color with a sandy feel. There is one decent sized vein in this cigar and the seams nonexistent.


Aroma – Sweet Chocolate and Nuts

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Almond and Chocolate

After Toast:

First Third – ​This starts with chocolate, wood and a spicy pepper on the finish. As this settles, that almond note on the cold draw comes forth and leather mixes in with the pepper on the finish. The burn remains sharp and the ash holds.

Second Third – An oaky wood note mixed with spice and pepper enter the equation. A smooth transition overall. The burn remains sharp and ash fell at the 2-inch mark.

Final Third – The chocolate notes come back followed by the spicy wood and a nice cedar finish with a little citrus twist to refresh the palate.

Suggested Pairing:

Scotch – Aberfeldy

Wine – Paraduxx

Overall Experience:

A nice combination of flavors in the profile of this 601 Blue Label Maduro. I really enjoyed the spicy wood notes with the almond. Those two flavors together are probably one of my favorite combos. I would definitely smoke this again given the chance.


Cigar Aficionado – 94pts. No 6 Cigar of the Year in 2009

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601 Blue Label Maduro