Ashton Esquire Maduro

Ashton Esquire Maduro

Origin : Dominican RepublicAshton
Format : Cigarillo
Size : 108 x 13 mm
Ring : 32
Weight : N/A
Price : ~$20 for a tin box of 10

I’ve never been much on the smaller cigars, but the Ashton Esquire Maduro really impressed me. Very nice overall flavor, and very good construction. Apparently the Maduros are well aged, about 5 years, before put on the market. It really shows in the flavor.

Appearance : Rating: ★★★★☆
A fan of smaller cigars would likely give this a five as it does look really good. Nice color and all that too. The size just throws me off a bit.

Construction : Rating: ★★★★½
Excelent construction on this one. Despite the size, I got a good cloud of smoke from beginning all the way to the end. A very nice even burn also.

Flavor : Rating: ★★★★½
This smoke began with a nice balance of rich flavors, with a hint of woodiness. It was, I suppose you could say, a very nice calming sensation. The second third maintained the flavor and seemed to add a bit more of a molasses tinge to itself. The final third was all sweetness with just a hint of spice. I would love to have these in a Robusto format!

Value : Rating: ★★★★☆
I would likely rate this as a 5 in a different format. I’m a big cigar man and I like a nice long smoke. Though the flavor is impeccable, as is the construction, these just didn’t last long enough for me, particularly for the price.

Overall Rating : Overall Rating: ★★★★½
All size issues aside, this is a really good cigar. I would suggest it as an anytime of the day smoke, but particularly good if you don’t have a lot of time to kill.