La Galera The Cubes Maduro Gavillero Cigar Review

Earlier this year Jochy Blanco’s La Galera Cigars announced a limited production line called The Cubes which features some of his favorite vitolas. With each cube containing 50 cigars, only 333 boxes would be made. Today we look at The Maduro Gavillero which is a size only available in The Cube collection and only available to retailers who attended the 2018 IPCPR trade show.

Cigar Review: La Galera Maduro
Wrapper: Mexico (San Andres)
Binder: Dominican Republic (Piloto Cubano)
Filler: Dominican Republic (Criollo ’98)
Length: 6.75″
Ring Gauge: 48
Size: Shorts (Perfecto Largo)

The Look: Packaged in an oversized red Cube the box is a retailers worst nightmare as the box is nearly impossible to display. Inside the cigars which are tapered and “pre-cut” are packaged in cello. There are two bands present, the colorful La Galera logo and secondary red and gold band denoting Maduro. The wrapper features no visible veins and has fair amount of oil. The tapered ends give the cigar the feel of a lancero.

The Notes: The cold draw offers up notes of earth and a touch of coffee though both notes are extremely subtle. The aroma off the foot offers up a hint of cinnamon. Once the cigar is lit, the initial note is leather. As we smoke our way into the first third, the leather notes pull back revealing a rich cinnamon taste. As the cinnamon begin to fade as hints of leather, dark chocolate and cacao begin to emerge.

In the second third of the cigar notes of leather and wood become the focal point. The well-defined notes of the first third take a backseat as the cigar begins to showcase the San Andres wrapper. There is a subtle spice on the retrohale with a touch of cacoa on the finish.

As the La Galera Maduro Gavillero comes to a close the notes of dark chocolate return with a hint of cinnamon on the retrohale and on aroma of the cigar which has moderate finish.

The Finish: The Gavillero has similar notes to the original Maduro sizes but the strength is turned up. The size definitely showcases more of the San Andres wrapper and this is a must have for fans of the wrapper. It’s a rich, full boded smoke that is an excellent addition to the La Galera Maduro line.

Score: 92
Price: $7.99 / $359.99 (Box of 50)

La Galera Maduro Gavillero

La Galera Maduro Gavillero

La Galera Maduro Gavillero Foot

La Galera Maduro Gavillero Foot

La Galera Maduro Gavillero Burn

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