Pura Soul Maduro Cigar Review. On a recent Friday evening I ran into, the CEO of Pura Soul Cigars, Mr. Robert Wright. My local cigar shop was having an event featuring Pura Soul cigars. Now I had seen these cigars in the shop, but didn’t know anything about them. Anytime I have a chance to talk to a cigar manufacturer, I take full advantage of the opportunity.
Part 1 – Pura Soul Maduro Cigar Review
Mr. Robert Wright is a veteran of the cigar industry for over 30 years. He has worked together with Christian Eiroa at Camacho. Camacho was eventually taken over by Davidoff where Mr. Wright was appointed the head sales. Pura Soul cigars were initially released under the CLE line. Currently Pura Soul is an independent company with Robert at the helm.
Today I will be reviewing the Pura Soul Maduro which is a Honduran Puro produced at Eiroa’s El Aladino factory. The maduro is produced in several sizes including a 50 x 5, 54 x 6 and an 64 x 7. The sample I am smoking today is a 50 x 5. Priced at $7.50, the maduro is box pressed and features a rich dark chocolate colored wrapper. The Pura Soul maduro features a San Andres wrapper and Honduran corojo filler & binder. This cigar is firmly packed and has an aroma of earthy tobacco. The Honduran corojo is sourced from Christian Eiroa’s family farm in Honduras. This farm was one that was not included in the sale of Camacho to Davidoff.
Upon first light the draw appears to be slightly loose which surprised me because it was firmly packed. However turned out to be near perfect. The smoke is thick and almost chewy. I notice flavors of dried fruit, cinnamon, floral and black pepper. Right away I start to feel some heat from the strength of the cigar. It has a medium to long finish which I notice only on the back of my mouth. The retrohale is on the spicy side. Robert indicated that he likes full flavor cigars that you can feel slightly in the body. I think he hit the nail right on the head with this one as I have to sit calmly and enjoy this cigar. Robert says that he blended his cigars so that you will receive a “soothing, decompressive experience”.
Part 2 – Pura Soul Maduro Cigar Review
The Pura Soul Maduro turns into a full flavored, full bodied experience. This cigar is what one expects when a maduro is smoked. Sweet notes of dried fruit, coffee, hints of spice (cinnamon, black pepper), spicy retrohale and a good dose of strength. Given the pedigree of the tobacco, I should have expected no less that a great smoke when I lit this cigar.
Value: 4/5 (Very Good)
Construction: 5/5 (Excellent)
Flavor: 4/5 (Very Good)
Overall Experience: 5 (Excellent)