Basic Information: Bellas Artes Maduro

Manufacturer – AJ Fernandez Cigars

Size – Toro Box Pressed

Wrapper – Brazilian Mata Fina

Tobacco Blend – Mexican San Andreas and Nicaraguan

Pricing – $10.00

Body – Medium

Construction/Appearance:

This Bellas Artes is a nice dark chocolate in color with a rich shine. There are very few veins and invisible seams.

Pre-Light:

Aroma – Barnyard and Chocolate

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Hay and Chocolate

After Toast:

First Third – Rich dark chocolate, wood and black pepper pound the palate immediately following the light. Wood and a light cherry note mix in towards the end of the third followed by a light oily note. The burn is sharp and ash fell at the inch mark.

Second Third – Oak and chocolate take the stage here. A nice syrupy like note on the finish. The burn remains sharp.

Final Third – Wood, chocolate and spiced gumdrop like notes arrive in this third. An oiled leather note hits on the finish. The burn remains sharp.

Suggested Pairing:

Wine – Stags Leap Karia

Bourbon – Makers Mark

Overall Experience:

This Bellas Artes Maduro is a nice smoke compiling the chocolate, oak and spice into one succulent experience. This was a total medium bodied experience that never really wavered and is consistent as it gets.

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Bellas Artes Maduro