CLE Eiroa CBT Maduro Prensado

CLE Cigars is releasing a maduro version of their successful Eiroa line called the Eiroa CBT Maduro.  They are being released at the 2014 IPCPR show and feature a capa (wrapper), banda (binder) and tripa (filler) (CBT) all composed of maduro tobacco.  They haven’t let anyone in on what type of tobacco they use, just that its maduro.  The CBT Maduro line have the same vitolas as the regular Eiroa line and are made in Honduras.

The cigar burned well with an excellent draw.  The first part of the cigar earthy with notes of cinnamon, sweet cream and chocolate covered espresso beans. As the cigar burned down to about the midpoint, the earthiness faded and I started getting notes of nuts and dry toast along with the cinnamon, sweet cream and chocolate covered espresso beans.  Near the end, the cigar turned into a spice bomb with loads of black pepper and cinnamon.  The sweet cream faded away completely and the chocolate covered espresso beans note toned down a lot.  I still got the dry toast flavor, but it was almost exclusively on the retrohale.  Overall, an outstanding cigar.  This cigar has breached by small circle of maduros I smoke, which is a feat as I don’t like most maduros.  Definitely one you have to try out.

Big thank you to Jason Robnett of CLE Cigars for the sample cigar reviewed in this video.