Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Cabaiguan Maduro Rx

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So far, the only sizes I've seen of the Cabaiguan Maduro are the "RX" (50x5.25) and the "46" (46x5.625). Both are available in boxes of 20, with prices ranging from $166.50 to $171.00. The Cabaiguan Maduro is the latest offering in the Cabaiguan line manufactured at Don Pepin Garcia's Tabacalera Cubana Factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. The wrapper is a beautiful oily Connecticut Broadleaf, while the filler and binder is Nicaraguan grown tobacco.

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The construction of the cigar appears sound, with a neat three layered cap and tight seams. The cigar feels nicely packed with an occasional soft spot found on a few cigars. I purchased a five pack of the RX robustos on-line, and have so far smoked three of them. The flavor profile is pretty consistent so far.

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The draw varied from perfect to very firm. Each time I tested the pre-light draw, I could feel a spicy tingling to my lips and tongue. The initial flavors showed rich earthiness and black pepper spice. The body starts off in the medium range but then develops into a nice full smoke in the second third. After several puffs, the cigar develops nice creaminess and a touch of caramel sweetness on the finish to balance out the flavor. My mouth was left with a "pencil lead"-like after taste. After about the one inch mark, the body takes on a more tart cedary character. The spiciness is still present but on the mild side. The last third matures to a nice rich flavor of roasted nuts and cedar, but the tartness does edge towards bitterness if smoked too hot.

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My cigars burned slightly un-even but nothing too drastic that it didn't eventually correct itself. I did notice that the ligero on one cigar was off-center which caused that side to burn down slower. Expect to use your torch lighter to touch up the burn line if that happens.

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Overall, I feel the Cabaiguan Maduro is worthy of buying and laying down for some humidor aging. The flavors are substantial enough to mellow out into something truly sublime. Unfortunately the price of these cigars are not recession friendly. But, if you drank the "DPG Kool-Aid like I did, you are going to want to sample this one and anything else that man puts out!

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2 comments:

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