This cigar was given to me by Brandon a Cubanacan sales representative, while I was smoking @baxterscigars a few weeks ago. Cubanacan Cigars currently produces 4 different brands including Cubanacan, HR, Mederos, and Soneros. Cubanacan recently went through a total re-branding.
Size: Lonsdale 6.5x 42
This wrapper is beautiful and flawless with a dark dirt brown coloring. There is an earthy and a bit of grassy aroma emanating from the wrapper. From the cold draw I pick up more grassy hay flavors. The band is simple with a black background and bronze lettering that looks classy. The Cubanacan Maduro is offered in 6 sizes.
First puffs- There is a lot of smooth pepper and earthy flavors. There is a ton of smoke with the first few puffs.
First Third- The pepper is toning down now and coffee has really started to dominate the flavor. Toward the end of this third I stared noticing the grassy flavor creeping into the mix.
Second Third- This cigar is really starting to change in flavor. The sweetness of the Maduro wrapper is finally coming through in the form of a dark raisin flavor. As this section of the cigar burns away, a pinch of cedar is becoming noticeable. So far the draw and burn is perfect. There is a ton of smoke produced from each puff. As the wrapper burns I can really see the oils of the wrapper coming out.
Final Third- Cedar is now the commanding flavor. Most of the sweetness is gone but not totally. Toward the nub, coffee and hay flavors are more present again. The wrapper actually cracked just under the band but it didn’t affect the burn.
(Great flavor and top notch construction even with the wrapper cracking.)
This cigar is really great. While it’s not what I would consider a traditional Maduro, this cigar was really tasty and a joy to smoke. There is good amount of complexity and I like the large amount of smoke it produced. Even though the wrapper cracked the cigar still burned evenly and corrected it’s self quickly.