La Gianna is cigar named after the daughter of our own David Garofalo and today we light up the Maduro version. It’s a classic Maduro built around sweetness versus the modern Maduro which is built against strength.
Cigar: La Gianna Maduro
Ring Gauge: 54
The Look: The wrapper is evenly colored and milk chocolate in color. There are some creases from the veins and the seams are visible on the roll. The wrapper has some oils and a nice toothy appearance. In the hand the cigar is firm, with no soft spots and a well packed foot. The red and gold band features a cherub as a logo and in the hand the cigar is firm and well packed.
The Notes: The cold draw of the La Gianna has notes of licorice and earth with a slight spice present on the lips. The aroma off of the foot serves up what I can best describe as fresh and clean like that of a valley the morning after a rain storm. There is also a subtle pepper that kicks in after you pull the cigar away from your nostrils.
The first third of the cigar serves up some earthy notes with elements of nuts and coffee. There is a sweetness on the around which offsets the pepper through the nose of the cigar. As the cigar progress the notes become more complex.
In the second third of the cigar, the primary note becomes espresso but there is also a slight coffee bean and anisette present as well. In fact it makes me wish I had an anisette cookie with a nice espresso as I enjoy this smooth cigar.
The last third of the La Gianna Havana Maduro has elements of rye with a continued dark espresso note. The finish is slightly spicy while there is some sweetness to the nose. In fact in the last third of the cigar, the nose has chocolate like sweetness to it.
The Finish: As I alluded to in the intro, this is a classic Maduro. I’ve often had conversations with people where they ask me for a Maduro cigar that had sweetness versus strength and this is the cigar I recommend to them. It’s a great throwback and an enjoyable mid afternoon cigar.
Price: $6.99 / $118.99