Saturday 19 April 2008

Review - Cohiba Maduro 5 Secretos - 96/100

Welcome to the dark side.

The Cohiba's Maduro 5 line has basically been created to reach the growing market for maduro smokes. They are nothing like any of the previous Cohiba cigars, but succeed in being at the same level of quality. At least the Cohiba Maduro 5 Secretos does that, and simultaniously proves right the myth "size doesn't matter, it is what you do with it that counts".

The Secretos is a small cigar, but delivers more flavor and aroma than most of the bigger cigars out there. It is a perfectly balanced cigar with a great flavor profile. In its intense palette of flavours, you are offered sweet, strong tobacco, cocoa, chocolate and cedar. And as you reach the second thrid of the cigar, all the flavours remain as they just become even more intense! The finish is woody and creamy.

I have to say, that the Secretos fits my palate perfectly. I have never enjoyed a cigar as much as i did with this little cigar.

The Cuban grown maduro wrapper has been aged for 5 years (hence the name) and is brobably one of the most beautiful wrappers i have ever seen on a cigar. The structure is also perfect as are the draw and the burn too.

Overall, The Cohiba Maduro 5 Secretos is a born legend, that despite its small size creates tons of pleasure. I do not even dare to guess what a little ageing would do to this full bodied cigar.

As the reviewed cigar was one of five singles received, the next purchase for me is definitely a full box of Secretos.

Origin: Cuba

Construction 19/20
Appearance 19/20
Smoke/Ash 9/10
Burn 20/20
Draw 19/20
Aroma 10/10 (9,10,10)



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Anonymous said...

only fake secretos come in 5 pack

Mikko Eriksson said...

you are right, but these were not a 5 pack, just five singles...

Mikko Eriksson said...

should not probably used the word "pack"