La Gloria Cubana 'Wavell' Maduro

La Gloria Cubana Wavell Maduro 1
La Gloria Cubana 'Wavell' Maduro. 5x50. Dark brown Maduro wrap. Good build with some veins. Cut was poor with some unravelling of the crown. Light took  some time but was fine once it started. Medium draw pre- and post-light. Mostly even burn across. Ash was nicely marbled, mostly clean, cling over an inch with ease.

First third taste of rich roasted leaf, pepper. Second third is a boost of bitter spice, the taste of the Maduro wrap coming through nicely. Near the band, the taste mellows a bit, a milder smoke with notes of wood and leaf.

This is a solid cigar that started out uncertain with the less than favorable cut and light but soon improved with its refined flavor and steady burn. I've had better from LGC, but this is still an excellent stick. Recommended.

From the company:

"La Gloria Cubana has become a favorite of cigar smokers everywhere. Available in an array of sizes, in both Natural and Maduro varieties, La Gloria Cubana’s special blend delivers a uniquely balanced and unmistakable flavor. Rich, flavorful and refined: These words perfectly describe La Gloria Cubana’s taste experience. Once Little Havana’s best kept secret, La Gloria Cubana has become the cigar of choice for cigar smokers the world over who appreciate a richer, fuller-bodied smoke."

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