I was gifted this cigar by my good friend Daryl and asked to review, so let’s see what I think of the 5 Vegas Gold Maduro a Cigar International exclusive. It has a Pennsylvania Broad leaf wrapper with Honduran and Nicaraguan long-fillers.
Pre Light-This is a very dark and oily toothy wrapper with a solid construction. I found zero blemishes and a perfect triple cap. I was picking up a smell of cocoa off the wrapper with a touch of sweet tobacco on the foot. Cold draw was a tad snug with a nice espresso note.
1st Third-Right away you pick up this very rich tobacco note with hints of espresso and cocoa. On the retrohale I was getting a nice sweetness. Burn on this cigar is perfect clean and crisp. The ash holds on for a good inch and is very dark.
Midway-I notice that this wrapper is very toothy and you can feel the sandpaper likeness to the wrapper. Burn started to get very wavy here at the midway point and needed a lot of attention. Flavors continue to be really great still getting that espresso and cocoa note. I’m picking up a leather note here as well.Still lots of sweetness on the retrohale. My thoughts on the burn issue is that the wrapper is so oily that’s whats making the burn problems.
Final Third-Here the espresso has turned into a nice coffee note not as strong and the cocoa remains still. I’m still getting the leather but started to pick up more of a woody note. The sweet note on the retrohale has turned into a sweet chocolate note.The burn still needs lots of attention and ash holds on very long.
Conclusion-The 5 Vegas Gold Maduro is a great inexpensive stick with tons of flavors and complexity. I don’t usually brag about an inexpensive stick like this but you really need to give this one a try. Ton’s of flavors and just some more attention than normal. Go out and give this stick a try. Remember Enjoy your Smokes.