Written by Puff Staff

Monday, 08 August 2011

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bahgoldmad Welcome back to another edition of cigar reviews here on For you Maduro fans, we will kick things off with the Bahia Gold Maduro. To wrap things up, we’ll take a look at the new and highly affordable Alec Bradley Mataza.

Bahia Gold Maduro Robusto

Bahia re-blended its Gold Maduro line back in 2003. These full-bodied smokes from the boutique brand are said to be smooth and complex. I’m basically a Bahia virgin, as I’ve never had one of their cigars in the past. If all goes well here, they may have themselves a new customer. Enough chit-chat, let’s get into the actual review.

The Bahia Gold Maduro Robusto measures 5 x 50. Other sizes in the line include the 6 x 54 No. 2 Belicoso and the 6 ¼ x 52 Gran Corona. The cigar features an interesting composition that begins with a filler blend Dominican Ligero Semilla Cubana and Nicaraguan Seco tobaccos that have been aged for three years. The binder is of the Dominican Semilla Cubana variety, and the wrapper is U.S. Connecticut Broadleaf. Both the binder and wrapper are aged for four years. Once the cigars are rolled, they are held for an additional six months prior to being released to the public.

In terms of its looks, the Bahia Gold Maduro gets a passing grade. The wrapper reminds me of dark chocolate, and it has plenty of oil on the surface. There are a few minor veins, but no major flaws that are noticeable. The colorful red band near the head is a nice touch and really stands out against the dark wrapper. It displays the Gold Maduro label along with some eye-catching graphics. The subtle box-pressed shape looks good as well. The cigar feels firm from head to toe with zero soft spots. I pick up an earthy aroma before lighting. The cold taste, on the other hand, is spicy.

Once lit, the Bahia Gold Maduro Robusto burns like a charm. The draw is excellent and there’s a large volume of smoke. The ash is gray in color and stays firm. The burn does act like it wants to get troublesome, but it never does thanks to some self-correction. The cigar requires no re-lights whatsoever.



0 # BahiaJim L 2011-08-12 10:23
I smoked the Bahia gold way back when before they changed the the blend. At that time it was a superb smoke, and was costly as well, but even still, it was miles above anything near its price point at that time. I have not experienced it since they made the change, but have heard that it is nowehere near its previous blend which is unfortunate.


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0 # Bahia disappointmentPaul Z 2011-10-22 16:11
I used to love Bahia Golds when they made them originally. It was my top 3 cigars of that time and that included Cubans. The price was a little high, but worth every penny. When Tony Borhani decided to go cheap and thought he was above the first rule of sales. ALWAYS PLEASE THE CUSTOMER before thinking about how much money you are making. He didn't and he has been in the abyss for the last 8 years. I would love for the original Bahia Gold to come back to it's original luster and beauty, but that is up to Tony Borhani himself. If Tony reads this understand I am a person that smokes a lot of cigars a year and to have myself, my brother and my best friend to be lost as customers is a big hit. We would buy at least 10 boxes a year of Bahia Golds. Now we basically stick to Cubans. We know they will not let us down and they are not going to charge an arm and a leg like Opus X or Diamond Crown. Tony here is my email if you would like to gain some respect back froma die hard loyal customer. Please write and we can talk. :cry:

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0 # try them again...notyou 2012-08-24 05:54
if you don't like how little they cost, send me the extra. I could use it to buy more of them ( ;

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