Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Corona
Size : 140 x 17 mm
Ring : 44
Wrapper : Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler : Dominican Republic
Binder : Dominican Republic
Price : ~$160 for a box of 25
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Was looking for a decent maduro and a friend recommended me Ashtons. I went for the corona and bought a box. They've been lying in the humidor for a few months before I took a few out for the review. Smoked them with a couple of friends, we all agreed that the Ashton Maduro No. 20 is a solid, medium to strong stick.
Average appearance with a wrapper that's quite toothy. It tastes sweet and the pre-draw was rather earthy.
Fine construction mostly, with rare draw problems. The ash is very solid and stays for at least 1.5''. I was satisfied.
Show this cigar to your friends who think that a maduro wrapper automatically means a very strong cigar. Though the Maduro No. 20 can't be called mild, it's not strong, I'd qualify it as medium+. After a spicy beginning, it develops chocolate and coffee flavors, rather enjoyable. The last third is earthy and might become harsh, that's why I'm only giving it a 4 out of 5.
I wouldn't say that this is the best value maduro. I'm pretty sure there are better bargains out there, but this Ashton is worth the money I paid for it.
Overall Rating :
I don't regret my purchase. Its chocolate flavors are amazing and it's one of the best short smokes I've had in months. Try it out.