Perdomo Habano Maduro Gordo
The Perdomo Habano Maduro is a sweet, medium-bodied Nicaraguan puro made with luscious, dark, and rich tobaccos from Jalapa, Condega, and Estelí. This Cuban seed, bourbon barrel-aged cigar provides a thick, chewy smoke that feels like a meal. Perdomo takes the time to age the tobacco from this line for 6 years before the bourbon aging then an additional 14 months, thus adding additional richness and smoothness. The Habano Maduro is not only a great everyday cigar but also one for any occasion.
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Sun Grown
Filler: Cuban seed Nicaraguan
Binder: Cuban seed Nicaraguan
Shape: Gordo – Parejo
Length: 6 in
Pricing: ($246.00 Box of 24 ) ($10.25 per stick)
First Impression: I am a big fan of the larger ring gauges, especially the 60. The additional airflow allows me to discover hidden and subtle flavors. This cigar was beautiful to look at, from the elegant bands to the dark and oily wrapper. An aroma of spice and chocolate emanated from the wrapper, the tobacco had a slight give when pressed and bounces right back. To put it simply, this cigar looks like a good time.
Lighting, Draw and Burn: For this cigar, I utilized a crown-style cut (two v cuts). The cold draw was interesting, I did get the chocolate, but I also noted a slight woodsy taste along with a hint of dark raisins. The draw was clean and free of plugs. Luckily, Perdomo test draws their cigars before packaging. Although this was a larger ring gauge cigar, I used a single jet lighter. This process took longer, but I noticed that the slower we light a cigar, the easier it is to preserve the flavor. Tobacco tends to be bitter and acrid when exposed to intense heat. The burn was even, the ash was thick and heavy which needed to be tapped off.
Flavor: There are a few times in my cigar-tasting career that I get to mention the word buffet. The typical spice we get from tobaccos from Nicaragua was there, but there was also coffee, chocolate, oak, and nuts, with a hint of sweetness at the finish. The cigar had a thick smoke and a clean finish. It coated my palate nicely but wasn’t overpowering.
Final Thoughts: Nick Perdomo is very well-known in the cigar industry. Since 1992 He and his team have taken pride in a very well-made product. Keeping in mind that this is a handmade product, there were no issues with this cigar. I enjoyed reviewing this cigar, and I know you will love smoking it. My recommendation is to try not only this cigar but also others in the Perdomo line to find the right one for you. For more information, head to your local tobacconist.