Origin : Cuba
Format : Petit Corona
Size : 110 x 15.87 mm
Ring : 40
Weight : N/A
Price : ~9€/piece
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Of course, I just had to review the last one from the Maduro 5 series. Cohiba Secretos is the smallest, but is packed with a surprisingly rich bouquet of flavors.
Compact, neat and accurate - that's the first impression. The wrapper is very smooth, though not really homogeneous. Makes me want to touch it again and again :)
This is no different from the other Cohibas in this series - which means, excellent. I especially liked the draw which was simply perfect. I had to relight it twice in the last third, so can't give it a 5/5.
The early smoke is filled by intense cedar and black pepper characters; the amounts of smoke seem to vary considerably in the first third, but the draw is always excellent (will stay impeccable all the long). In the second third, a very rich aromatic presence, with essentially scents of wood, pepper, mushrooms and autumn leaves. The smoke gets a little bit dry in the end of the second third. The last third is fulfilling and satisfying, with the same flavors dominating.
Being cheaper than its "big brothers" I can't really say that the Cohiba Secretos is twice less worth than Magicos or Genios. That's just a different weight category and the Secretos is among the leading Marevas.
Overall Rating :
A very good cigar overall, and I'm sure it will be getting even better with ageing - this will certainly solve the burn problem (can I really call this a problem?). I am satisfied.
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