Cohiba Secretos

Cohiba Secretos

Origin : Cuba
Format : Petit CoronaCohiba
Size : 110 x 15.87 mm
Ring : 40
Weight : N/A
Price : ~9€/piece

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.

Appearance : Rating: ★★★★★
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 :)

Construction : Rating: ★★★★½
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.

Flavor : Rating: ★★★★½
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.

Value : Rating: ★★★★½
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 : Overall Rating: ★★★★½
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.

5 Comments on “Cohiba Secretos”

  1. I believe the review of Cohiba Behike is coming up soon? *grins*

  2. These are way out of my price range, sorry to disappoint :)

  3. New cigar smoker exploring different cuban brands. This is one of the best i’ve had. Chilly cocoa taste.

  4. Hdownunder says:

    Fumeur enjoyed your review and although not a big Cohiba fan purchased a box of 10 Secretos just to try. They arrived yesterday with a box date of Oct/11 and thought in view of the aged tobacco would give one a go. Certainly appearance and construction is exactly as you stated and I experienced none of the burn problems you encountered. Very strong spicy cocao and expresso at first which mellowed somewhat in the 2nd third and almost more so towards the end though a full bodied smoke all the way in my opinion. What is your and others opinion who have kept these for a year or two as at present I’d prefer a medium to full San Cristobal el principe or a monte petit Edmundo. Cheers,Hdownunder.

  5. Found some of these aged with the extra ‘2007 Vintage’ cigar band for less than € 2 extra apiece, so I splurged & was pleased to make the acquaintance. The aged Vintage Secretos have had a nice rich flavour spike in the middle portions, tho a bit of a tight draw in a couple. For a Maduro I still prefer the hand-rolled Brazilian-wrapper Balmoral Royal at half the cost … but the nicely-sized short-smoke Secretos fits my mood sometimes

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