Origin : Nicaragua
Format : Robusto
Size : 5 x 52
Wrapper : Nicaragua (Maduro)
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Price : ~$4-6 each
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This is my review of the Perdomo Habano Maduro Robusto (5x52). I picked these up as a 5 pack from CigarMonster.com.
Not very strong but a nice mixture of light earthy tones, that delicious rich maduro scent with a slight sweet hay.
The wrapper has a nice rich, dark brown and slightly oily sheen to it. There are veins present throughout, but none of them protrude at all. No soft spots to be found anywhere, and only a slight and insignificant looseness at one point on the cap. The band on this cigar is quite beautiful and well designed, and there's an additional band on the foot that gives it a classy look.
I'm a big fan of maduro cigars, and after a week of travel without any opportunities to smoke I was really looking forward to this review.
After toasting and lighting, my draws are immediately producing significant and satisfying quantities of rich smoke. The first third produces quite a bit of pepper that lingers in the back of my throat, but isn't overpowering. As I continue to smoke, the pepper intensity falls away to mix with a nice creamy tobacco taste. As I progress I start to pick up light leather notes and what I could only describe as a cinnamon flavor.
The transition from first third to second third occurs naturally with no marked flavor changes. The only additional flavor I pick up halfway through is a light note of molasses. The pepper is never intense and is in great balance with the creaminess. The two ebb and flow quite subtly throughout.
Again no sharp transitions here with flavor. The tastes remain consistent until about halfway through the last third when the cigar naturally goes out on its own. Had it not I would have been happy to smoke this all the way down.
Burn / Draw :
The draw on this was absolutely effortless. I had a nice even burn with reasonable ash production until I moved into the last third where I had to touch it up to keep going. The Habano Maduro would likely benefit from a dry boxing prior to smoking. My smoking time was close to two hours as I leisurely enjoyed it and at no point did it threaten to go out on its own.
I picked these up as a 5 pack, which worked out to $3.96 a stick. At under $5 this is an incredible value, with 20 count boxes available from $80-$100. Unless Nick Perdomo Jr. wants to start giving these away for free you're not going to be able to beat the value found here.
Overall Rating : < 19.5/25 || 78%* >
I don't find the Perdomo Habano Maduro Robusto to be very complex in the flavor department, but at this price I feel that that would be overlooking the value. It was a very enjoyable cigar from start to finish and for anyone looking for a nice, long and leisurely option that is extremely easy on the wallet you really can't go wrong here.
Sadly my cabinet humidor is well stocked at the moment, but as I rotate out you can be assured that this will find a regular spot.
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