Written by Puff Staff

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

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la gloria cubanala gloria cubana serie r maduro no. 5
perdomoperdomo fresco maduro robusto

When it comes to the Fresco Maduro's flavor, I'd call it decent. The cigar is pretty smooth from start to finish, but it packs a tiny punch to awaken the senses. The first third begins with some earth and spice. This transitions and gives way to cocoa and sweetness around the halfway point. The final third finishes things off with notes of wood.

Although I was not blown away by the Perdomo Fresco Maduro, I really find it hard to complain about the cigar. It looked good, burned well, and had some decent flavor. Nothing to write home about exactly, but I could definitely call it a quality smoke, especially when you factor in its price. You can get a bundle of 25 cigars for right under $50. That's not bad at all, which makes this a good choice for someone trying to enjoy a rather expensive hobby on a limited budget. You could pick up a bundle and keep the cigars on hand for friends when they come over, or hand a few out on the golf course. Just don't expect too much. After all, you are only paying about $2 per stick. If the idea of the Fresco's price turns you on but you want something milder than medium to full-bodied, check out the Natural Connecticut Shade version, which is supposedly creamy.

The Perdomo Fresco Maduro Robusto earns a rating of 3.25 out of four stars.

La Gloria Cubana Serie R Maduro No. 5


The La Gloria Cubana brand was just profiled earlier this week. In keeping with that theme, here's a review of the brand's Serie R line. The Serie R is considered to be quite bold, so you experienced smokers looking for something with a kick should pay attention.

The No. 5 selection from the Serie R line measures 5 1/2 x 54. La Gloria Cubana also offers the line in the following sizes: the 4 1/2 x 56 No. 3, 4 7/8 x 52 No. 4, 5 3/4 x 56 Belicoso, 5 7/8 x 60 No. 6, 6 x 54 En Crystale, and 7 x 58 No. 7. The cigar's filler is a proprietary blend of tobaccos from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. The binder is Nicaraguan too, and a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper completes the Serie R's Maduro version. La Gloria Cubana also produces the line in a Natural version that comes with an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper. As mentioned, the Serie R is a bolder cigar and is categorized as being full-bodied.

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