Basic Information: The Oscar Maduro

Manufacturer – Oscar Valladares Tobacco and Co. 

Size – Toro

Wrapper – Maduro

Tobacco Blend – Honduran and Nicaraguan

Pricing – $5.95

Body – Medium

Construction/Appearance:

This Oscar Maduro is dark chocolate in color damn near black. I will be honest the cigar is smooth as it gets with no veins and invisible seams. Beautiful craftsmanship. 

Pre-Light: 

Aroma – Light Barnyard

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Cedar and Tea 

After Toast:

First Third – Cocoa, cedar and herbs come out in this smoke to kick it off. A nice espresso like finish on this one. The burn is sharp and ash holds through the third. 

Second Third – The ash falls off at the beginning of this third. The cocoa, cedar and herb stay in here but the espresso note gets a little spicy here. The burn remains sharp. 

Final Third – This remains consistent with cocoa, cedar and spice with the espresso note holding down the finish. The burn remains sharp. 

Suggested Pairing:

Wine – Angeline Pinot Noir

Scotch – Lagavulin 16yr.

Overall Experience:

This Oscar Maduro has a great consistent blend of cocoa, cedar and baking spice intermingled with espresso and a slight kick throughout the experience. Not a whole lot of change through the transitions of the thirds, but that doesn’t always have to happen to have a good cigar. I thought it was a good cigar smoking experience and would smoke again given the opportunity.

Ratings:

Cigar Aficionado – 86pts.

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Oscar Maduro
Oscar Maduro