Cigar Review: Cohiba Maduro 5

Basic Information:

Name – Cohiba Maduro 5 Genios

Size – Corona Gorda

Wrapper – Cuban

Tobacco Blend – Cuban

Pricing – $27.50

Body – Medium +

Construction/Appearance:

​​Gold, yellow, black and white band. Holographic like.

Cigar is milk chocolate in color. Velvety to the touch, minimal veins and a few seams. The cigar is triple capped.

Pre-Light:

Aroma – Sweet Tobacco and Wood

Type of Cut – V-Cut

Cold Draw – Cocoa, Raisin and Cedar

After Toast:

First third – ​Initial light has a real rich robust earthy note that blasts the palate. Then coffee and a nutty-like flavors are revealed as the cigar heats up. Slight pepper on the finish. Burn is perfect. Ash is light gray fell off at the 1.5-inch mark.

Second Third – ​Earth notes still remain, but a nice vanilla and French roast coffee become predominant. Really nice smooth transition.

Final Third – ​Coffee remains along with the earth and vanilla. Slight citrus and floral note kicks in for a refreshing finish. Burn remained perfect. ​

Suggested Pairing:

Wine – Duckhorn The Discussion

Overall Experience:

Overall the Cohiba Maduro 5 Genios was about as smooth as a smoke comes. The transitions were defined and seamless on the palate with a few late surprises. This cigar was a great way to finish up the anniversary weekend with the wife.

Ratings:

Cigar Aficionado90pt-92pts.

About Cohiba Cigars:  http://cohiba.com

Cohiba Maduro