P. Benitez Maduro3 Cigar Review
The 3 is as in cubed – triple maduro. This 6×60 cigar features a dark brown wrapper with minimal veins, a couple small blemishes, tight invisible seams, a firm even pack, slight oil sheen, soft tooth, double cap and an oily chocolate and hay aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw with excellent smoke output. Medium bodied flavors of a smooth, oily tobacco earth and pepper combo, with a deep musty finish. The first third shows the same flavor profile putting out a prolific amount of rich smoke during and after the draw. Just sitting there it smokes like an incense stick! One minor problem, the wrapper split from a vein a little bit, but it’s not effecting the burn at all. It’s a very slow burner, only moving an inch every 15 minutes. 1 hour in at the 1/2 way point flavors remain unchanged, the ash just fell off in a solid chunck and the burn is very good. Ending at 1:30 min with 1 inch remaining it was too warm for me. Performance and flavors proved to be very consistent all the way down with no changes. Thank you very much to P. Benitez Cigars for providing this sample for review!