Earlier this year we had Justo Eiroa on The Cigar Authority during the official launch of the Aladino Maduro. The cigar which is available in limited numbers until the 2018 IPCPR in Las Vegas has been well received. We reviewed the Elegante earlier in 2018, and consider it one of the best Maduro Lancero cigars on the market today.
Today we take a look at the Box Pressed Corona Gorda Aladino Maduro.
Cigar Review: Aladino Maduro
Wrapper: San Andres Maduro
Binder: Honduras (100% Authentic Corojo)
Filler: Honduras (100% Authentic Corojo)
Ring Gauge: 46
Vitola: Cazador (Corona Gorda)
The Look: Aladino Maduro comes packaged in 20 count boxes featuring inside lid artwork from an old Cuban magazine that takes us back to the glory days of cigars when gentlemen would wear suits fedora’s. The Maduro box has a more luxurious feel to it as its features a stained wood, and silver foil whereas the original release is unfinished cedar box with the brand and size burned into it. Inside, the 20 Cazador box pressed cigars are packaged in two rows of 10. The band feels like it is placed a bit high not he cigar, and the San Andres wrapper is flawless. It feels toothy under the fingers, with a hefty weight for the size and a well packed foot.
The Look: Once we clip the cap on the cigar there is a cold draw is loaded with cedar and a touch of dried apricots. The aroma off the foot and wrapper has a subtle high-end chocolate and cedar. Once the cigar is lit, the first note is smooth cedar that is also present on the aroma.
Moving into the first third the cedar notes slide back and notes of chocolate begin to develop with a touch of pepper. The finish is moderate in length, and the retrohale adds licorice and coffee to the mix that are also present on the aroma.
The second third sees the chocolate note change up again becoming mocha with hints of espresso. The licorice experienced in the first third has been replaced by earth, and the finish has a touch of cedar. The retrohale has a heart aroma of wood and black pepper which linger on the finish which becomes longer at this point of the smoke.
The last third of the Aladino Maduro Elegante sees notes of cedar become the focal point with touches of mocha. The retrohale sees black pepper and cedar on this enjoyable cigar with a moderate finish.
The Finish: The most memorable cigar to come out this year to date is Aladino Maduro. It’s loaded with flavor, has a lot of complexity but yet it feels familiar and those who smoked the original Camacho back in the day will know what I am talking about. Yet, the cigar also feels new and fresh at the same time which is hard to explain but if you smoked the Aladino Maduro you will understand. This is a cigar you should run to get, because it is that good.
Price: $9.69 / $134.99