Cigar Review: Ave Maria Immaculata

Basic Information:

Name – Ave Maria Immaculata

Size – Robosto

Wrapper – Ecuadorian Connecticut

Tobacco Blend – Nicaragua

Pricing – $4.60

Body – Mild to Medium

Construction/Appearance:

​This cigar is double banded.  The first band has gold and gray borders with white, red and blue design components like a cross. Second band is silver with Immaculata clearly printed across. This cigar has a light tan wrapper with a lot of stretch/roll marks. There are a few veins visible and seams evident. The cigar is finished with a messy double cap.

Pre-Light:

Aroma – Barnyard, Sweetness

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Musty cedar and nuts.

After Toast:

First third – This stick starts off with a cream and cedar note. Real soft and smooth. A slight pepper sits on the sides of your tongue but it remains minimal. A toasted nutty note comes out a few minutes in. Real mellow to mild in body. Burn is perfect. Ash is white.

Second Third – ​Nutty notes and cream carry over into this third. Body moves to mild. Burn remained perfect. Ash fell off at the half way mark of the cigar about 2.5 inches.

Final Third – ​The finish to this cigar gets back to the original cream and cedar mixed with a light pepper. Burn remained perfect.

Suggested Pairing:

Wine – Robert Mondavi Private Selection Chardonnay

Overall Experience:

The Ave Maria Immaculata was a mild  and mellow experience. Not much power to this cigar but good flavors to help a beginner understand basics. Wouldn’t be an everyday stick for me, but a nice change of pace.

Ratings:

N/A