601 Serie Maduro Box-Pressed Robusto

601 Serie Maduro Box-Pressed Robusto

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Panel Rating:



5.25 x 52





This square-pressed Maduro from 601 Master Blender José ‘Pepin’ Garcia is a beautiful cigar. As one panelist put it, “its dark, oily Nicaraguan Maduro wrapper is so toothy Stevie Wonder could read it.” The moderate veins are typical for a Maduro and the blue and gold band on the dark chocolate wrapper looks mighty regal. The prelight smell—reminiscent of hay with some sweetness—is a preview of the earthy smoke to come from this robust blend of aged Nicaraguan Cuban-seed long-leaf tobaccos. The binder is also Cuban. The body is well constructed, solid with some slight give. The draw thru the neatly triple-capped head is easy. Panelists found toasting and lighting required a bit of effort but they were rewarded with aromatic clouds of sweet, creamy, smoke and a burn that required no correction throughout the duration of the smoke. The granite gray ash is firm. Look for sweet cocoa and coffee flavors initially which—within the first half inch—matures into rich, dark chocolate flavors. By the end of the first third, notes of leather develop, balancing the chocolate and coffee flavors in this complex, medium to full-bodied smoke. Close to two inches in, the initial sweetness returns and some spice is introduced. Further into the second third, the complexity deepens and the stogie morphs into a serious full-bodied smoke. Try it with a coffee liqueur such as Kahlua or Tia Maria.
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