Cigar Reviews

Quick Draw Episode 14 – J. Fuego Origen Maduro

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So it seems mother nature and the groundhogs are pretty confused this year. We were having some nice cigar weather last week in the low 40’s and then this week we get nailed with a couple more days in the 0F range… Definitely not ideal weather to sneak outside and enjoy a cigar! But I managed to find some time and enough warmth to spark up the Origen Maduro from J. Fuego.

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Now up until recently, I had not smoked too many Origens and the ones that I did have were usually the smaller unbanded sizes that come in the soft pack bags. If you’ve had some of those you already know they are some of the best priced quick cigars you can find that still actually taste like a real cigar. So I was pretty excited to see how this Toro compared to the small versions of the same stick and even other sticks in the line-up.

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This wrapper and blend is a new addition to the Origen line up that was just recently released last year. It’s surrounded by a toothy and tasty looking Brazilian Mata Fina wrapper followed by a Costa Rican Corojo binder and finished off with some Nicaraguan, Honduran and Mexican fillers. Right away you can pick up some sweet cocoa and spices off the wrapper and foot. After toasting the foot, I’m met with more of the spices and some smooth coffee flavors added to the bunch.

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As I keep burning along, I’m also picking up some slight woodsy notes and the retrohale is finishing with some very nice creaminess that I’m really enjoying. There are a couple touch-ups here and there throughout the cigar but none are major. The coffee flavors slowly build up and turn to a nice espresso note which is pairing perfectly with the creamy and soft spice notes.

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The whole experience wraps up nicely with no harshness and tons of flavor. I did not want to put this cigar down and nubbed it till my fingers were burning! I gotta find myself some more of these for sure, and you should too! Especially the soft packs which are great to have as a quick cigar when you are tight on time.

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Daniel T. (a.k.a. Dalamscius) is an IT Professional from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He enjoys cigars, scuba diving, hockey, fishing, nature and anything that challenges his mind. If he’s not sitting on his big comfy couch or at work you can usually find him in a boat on top of the water or 100ft under the water enjoying a dive. He is engaged to a wonderful Fiance and looking forward to his wedding. Feel free to contact Daniel anytime via email (dalamscius[at]gmail[dot]com). And make sure to follow him on twitter http://twitter.com/Dalamscius

4 Comments

  1. Dave

    March 16, 2013 at 6:29 am

    Nice review, I see if I can find these in the soft pack. I really liked the Gran Reserva in the Original size, but I heard the Gran Reserva line is being discontinued because they “ran out of wrapper.”

    • Jeremy Hensley

      March 22, 2013 at 1:34 pm

      Dave, the Origen Maduro Original (Soft Packs) are excellent. One of my favorites in the soft pack is the Sagre de Toro. It is just packed with flavor. Sad to see the Gran Reserva discontinued, but you can only produce what the crop yield allows you to produce. I believe Atlantic Cigars, the online retailer, carries the soft packs as a very reasonable price.

  2. Dave

    March 23, 2013 at 5:48 am

    I wasn’t able to get into Sangre de Toro based on a Robusto I tried — but I’m up for trying it in the Original format.

  3. jjo

    March 23, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Thanks Daniel, as always; a nice thorough review, even in the truncated format. I recently had the Origen Maduro in the Original size, an enjoyed it a lot. I do agree with Jeremy that my favorite in that size is probably the Sangre de Toro. It just seems to deliver a more well-rounded experience for me, but they are all great.

    Keep warm, man. We’re sweltering here in the 50’s. 😉

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