La Palina Maduro 50

La Palina introduced their first maduro, La Palina Maduro, at IPCPR in 2012. Available to customers in November 2012, the cigar retails for $9.25 and comes in boxes of 20. The cigar is made with a Mexican maduro wrapper, double Honduran binders and Nicaraguan fillers.  Currently, the cigar comes in 4 sizes:

  • 60 – 6 x 60 ($10.00)
  • 56 – 7 x 56  ($9.75)
  • 52 – 5 x 52  ($8.75)
  • 50 – 6 x 50  ($9.25)

The cigar opens up with leather, earth and a nice sweet cocoa.  The second third has a bit of spice that comes in mostly in the retro hale and a woodiness that is slowly ramping up.  The final third has the sweetness fade away and the cocoa turn to a dark, bitter cocoa along with a stronger wood note. The cigar has a nice long finish throughout and you can really detect the spice on the back of the palette after some of the other notes have faded away. Overall a very well made and blended maduro. Highly recommended. Watch the video for more detail.