Name – Graycliff G2 Maduro
Size – Torpedo – 6×52
Wrapper – Pennsylvania Broadleaf
Tobacco Blend – Nicaraguan and Dominican
Pricing – $3.50
Body – Medium
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.
Aroma – Sweet Cedar and Floral
Type of Cut – Straight cut
Cold Draw – Cold draw has a light damp cedar taste with some subtle sweetness.
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.
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.
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.
Wine – 2016 Kim Crawford Rosé
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/