OMG, I LOVE Maduro Cigars, & If You Do Too, Read On – and WIN Some Awesome Swag While You’re Here!

All right my smoky friends, let’s get something straight here. When we talk about the maduro cigars that we love, what we’re referring to is the color of the outer leaf and that’s it! The deal is, maduro isn’t a certain type of leaf from a country or region, and it isn’t stronger in character. In fact, the longer that leaf used for maduro wrapper is fermented and aged, the mellower it actually gets in character. That’s right, you heard it right here.

When a maduro cigar is stronger, say like those dark sticks from Steve Saka’s Dunbarton line-up, it’s the inner tobacco blend that’s generally stronger, and not the outer leaf. Ok, yeah, some maduro leaf can be stronger than others, especially if it comes from the top of the plant while sucking up all of that gorgeous sunlight (in fact, all maduro leaf comes from the top 2/3’s of the plant), but like I said, it’s the inner blend of the cigar that’s giving it it’s strength. So, when you smoke any maduro cigar, check out what tobaccos were used for the inner blend because some can be nice and mellow, and some can be really strong.

In Spanish, maduro means “ripe” or “mature”. Now what gets the leaf dark is that it’s fermented at higher temperatures than filler or binder and for longer periods of time. Longer fermenting time makes the sugars come out to play, causing it to be sweeter in taste. And the color can range from a dark brown (Colorado Maduro), to a very darker brown (Maduro), all the way to an almost black (Oscuro). Some excellent leaf used to make maduro is Nicaraguan, Mexican, Brazilian, and Connecticut Broadleaf. These leaves are thicker in nature and definitely more pliable for rolling and handling, but also so it will hold up to the higher heat required during the fermentation process.

Generally, maduro wrapped cigars burn a bit slower than natural wrappers. The leaf is thicker and oilier, and I’ve found that an hour and a half long smoke can go for up to two hours in a maduro.

Some of my favorite maduros? Well, unfortunately for my bank account, there’s a whole lot of them: Padron 1926, Drew Estate Undercrown, Oliva Serie V, Rocky Patel Sun Grown, Camacho Triple Maduro, Partagas Black, Alec Bradley Black Market, Jamie Garcia Reserva Especial, Foundation Charter Oak, Mi Querida, Perdom 20th Anniversary. You know what, I could go on for another three pages, so, you get my drift. While I often love darker, full flavored cigars, the sweetness of maduro just floats my tobacco-laden boat.

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JohnC
JohnC
6 months ago

IMWITCHYA! 3/4 of my ‘dor are maduro… and to me they are the best pairing with a fine Irish dram..

Arnie Pellegrini
Arnie Pellegrini
6 months ago

I too am partial to Partagas Black Label.

Luis Antolin
Luis Antolin
6 months ago

To me the Maduro cigar dont just taste good, but it is so eye appealing! A rich dark color, oily sheen, the over all appearance can be such eye candy! It’s an easy sell for me.

Brian Lupinski
Brian Lupinski
6 months ago

A good maduro cigar is a Diesel. I smoke this with a Sam Adams Lager and usually eating Smoked Pulled Pork. The spicyness of the pulled pork, along with the full body flavor of the beer brings the earthy spicy tones of a Diesel to your palate

Larry
Larry
6 months ago

Love the RP Sungrown Maduro, EPC La Historia, LFD Double Ligero Maduro, Drew Estate Undercrown, Southern Draw Jacob’s Ladder, Perdomo 20th and the new Guardian of the Farm. My fav Maduro wrapper is the Mexican San Andres.

Stephao617
Stephao617
5 months ago

I love Maduro cigars! My latest favorite is the Drew Estate Factory Smoke! (I’m retired & a budget smoker.)

Stephano617
Stephano617
5 months ago

I love Maduro cigars! My latest favorite is the Drew Estate Factory Smoke! (I’m retired & a budget smoker.)

Mark Sheffield
Mark Sheffield
5 months ago

The longer I smoke, the more I know. Great article. Along with you select sticks, most of which are in my collection, I love CAO Brazilia, Flathead V660, LGC Serie R Black No.58, RP Edge Battalion, and I could go on as well….

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