Basic Information:

Name – Graycliff G2 Maduro

Size – Torpedo – 6×52

Wrapper – Pennsylvania Broadleaf

Tobacco Blend – Nicaraguan and Dominican

Pricing – $3.50

Body – Medium

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:

Aroma – Sweet Cedar and Floral

Type of Cut – Straight cut

Cold Draw – Cold draw has a light damp cedar taste with some 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.

Ratings:

None

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