Amador Garcia Superior Maduro Churchill
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The Amador Garcia Superior Maduro is the counterpart to the Superior Natural, switching out the Ecuadorian wrapper for a Mexican San Andres Maduro leaf. The cigars are produced in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic with six vitola options: perla, petit corona, robusto, toro, torpedo and churchill. Amador Garcia cigars will soon be available through their website, amadorgarcia.com, and are currently sold at major retailers in the Miami area.
Size: 7 by 50
Wrapper: Mexican San Andres Maduro
Smoke Time: 1 Hour and 40 Minutes
Wrapped in a Mexican San Andres Maduro leaf, the Amador Garcia Superior Maduro is medium brown in appearance with color variations running on both the lighter and darker end. The leaf is loaded with veins, scattered bumps, and a fine tooth. However, to the touch, the wrapper feels mostly smooth.
Aromas of wet earth, manure, and chocolate are found on the wrapper of the Superior Maduro, while wood and baking spices appear on the foot, much like the Superior Natural. I find the draw to be a bit snug as cold draw flavors of cinnamon and rich cedar greet my palate.
With the Amador Garcia Superior Maduro underway, flavors of pine, cocoa, and pepper are on the front end of the profile, followed by a bitter coffee on the finish. As I retro-hale the smoke, a sweet smoky wood flavor pulls through and I am surprised by the lack of spice. The cigar quickly builds in richness and a butterscotch sweetness joins in as this maddy burns perfectly with a striking white ash.
I do not find relief in the draw as I enter the second third of the cigar. The draw remains on the snug side and the smoke production seems to be lacking because of it. The coffee has moved from the finish and into the main profile, pairing up with the earlier flavors of pine and cocoa. A yeasty bread enters the mix and lingers on the finish as the smoke that started out thin is now chewy in the mouth.
A quick touch-up is required as I begin the last leg of the Amador Garcia Superior Maduro. This is the only burn issue I have experienced in the cigar. The bread flavor is right in-line with the cocoa and coffee and the sweetness has diminished, while hints of pine appear every few puffs. Near the end, the cigar, for the first time, is a bit unbalanced and letting me know it is time to put the cigar down for its final rest.
After being pleasantly surprised by the Superior Natural and being a fan of Mexican San Andres tobacco, my expectations were set high going into the Amador Garcia Superior Maduro. The cigar burned beautifully as a stunning ash formed until I made my way into the final third where a quick burn correction was needed. The draw from first light to final puff was on the stiff side, resulting in a lack of smoke production. Even with that said, the pine, cocoa, and coffee made for a nice combination of flavors and there were easily identifiable evolutions in the flavors as the cigar progressed. But I don’t think I was able to see all that this cigar has to offer due to the draw issue. Depending on the price point of these cigars, I may have to give this one another go around once the amadorgarcia.com store is up and running.