Cigar Review | Cohiba Maduro 5 Secretos

It’s Stog o’Clock, and this go around, I check out a not-so-traditional Cuban cigar. The Cohiba Maduro 5 Secretos is 4 1/3 inches long with a 40 ring gauge. The cigar I smoked for this review was from a box produced in 2014. The Maduro 5 claims to use Maduro wrappers aged for five years. There is a barnyard aroma off the dark wrapper with some musty wood out of the foot.

Cohiba Maduro 5 Secretos

Pre-light, the draw gives me a sweet berry and some earth. I torch the cigar up, and my palate is blasted with a buttery, creamy chocolate. There is a slight spice lingering on my tongue. Through the nose, I pick up some smooth cedar.

After fifteen minutes, I finish the first third. The draw gives me a delicious buttery cocoa with some cedar and black pepper. Through the nose, there is more cedar with a roasted coffee bean, and some strong espresso. Strength and body are both settling in at the medium mark.

Cohiba Maduro 5 Secretos

The second third puts me at half an hour. On the draw, there is a bold, strong espresso with an increase in black pepper spice. The retro-hale continues to give me cedar with a sweet, dry raisin and some coffee. The finish is long and producing rich flavors of charred earth, sweet cedar, and espresso. Strength and body are now up to the medium-to-full mark.

Cohiba Maduro 5 Secretos

The final third ends at fifty-five minutes. I pick up a buttery cream on the finish mixed perfectly with espresso and black pepper. Through my nose, there is even more cedar with a creamy hay and dark chocolate. The finish gives me a berry note with smoky coffee and a slightly bitter spice. Strength and body finish at the medium-to-full mark.

Cohiba Maduro 5 Secretos

Overall, this short smoke has a wonderful mix of bold, complex flavors. To me, the perfect Maduro-wrapped cigar offers a contrast of buttery creaminess and “dark” flavors. The Maduro 5 nails that blend right on the head. It’s a nice change of pace for a Cuban cigar, and I think it has immense aging potential. I highly recommend this one.

Keep on smokin’!

-Noah (CutLightSmoke)

Cuban Cigars are expensive in the United Kingdom. If you’re ever in Düsseldorf you could get a bunch of great cigars inexpensively, so much so that even with airfare you could come out cheaper.

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