Graycliff G2 Maduro – Cigar Review

Graycliff G2 Maduro

This is a cigar review of a Graycliff G2 Maduro by Graycliff Cigars. The size chosen for this review is the Torpedo, which is 6×52. The composition of this smoke consists of a Pennsylvanian Broadleaf followed by Nicaraguan and Dominican fillers. This is a medium bodied smoke experience that retails around $3.50.

Construction/Appearance:

Band is black with yellow font and gold stars. Cigar is both milk chocolate and dark chocolate in colors with minimal veins but seams are visible.

Pre-Light:

Aromas of sweet cedar and floral perfumes the wrapper and foot of this cigar. The cut is a straight cut. The cold draw produced light notes of damp cedar with a subtle sweetness.

After Toast:

First Third – Immediately upon toasting this cigar you get a creamy milk chocolate, espresso and wood notes on the palate. As it settles, the flavors of baking spices are revealed. The finish has a light pepper taste. The burn is slightly jagged, ash is gray and flaky, which came off around the 1 inch mark. Draw is loose and offers a lot of smoke output.

Second Third – Milk chocolate/cocoa is a dominant flavor with some of the spice still present. The creaminess of this stick settled a bit and the white pepper kicks up. Burn self-corrected itself after a quick relight.

Final Third – The creaminess of the chocolate comes back along with the higher intensity of spices. The white pepper also sits right on the tip of your tongue. The finish changes to a darker mocha on the back of the palate. Burn went a little jagged again towards the end.

Suggested Pairing:

Wine – 2016 Kim Crawford Rosé 

Overall Experience:

This cigar is a good inexpensive option. It is not a very complex stick as the flavors are fairly consistent throughout. I do think there are much better Graycliff cigars out there for you to try, but this would be a good place to start.

About Graycliff Cigars: http://www.graycliff.com/graycliff-cigar-company/

The Garzaroli family founded the Graycliff Cigar Company when Enrico Garzaroli fell in love with cigars but was unable to find that “perfect” cigar to complement what Graycliff Hotel and Restaurant has always been known for — excellent cuisine, fine wines and luxurious accommodations.

The Graycliff Cigar Company, beginning production in January 1997 with a single roller in foyer of the Graycliff Restaurant, has now expanded to an award winning boutique Cigar Company with 16 master rollers, each an expert in the art of cigar rolling. The Graycliff Cigar Company produces five brands of cigars: Graycliff, G2, Bahiba, Cabinet Selection by Graycliff and the newly introduced B-Cuz by Graycliff.