Mayorga Maduro Robusto

I smoked the Mayorga maduro torpedo some time ago, and liked it, so when I got my hands on this Nestor Plasencia made Mayorga maduro torpedo I was already bias, I knew this 4¾x50 box pressed robusto would be a nice smoke.
The cigar has a dark Costa Rican wrapper with a Nicaraguan binder and filler. The wrapper looks leathery and oily, doesn’t have much veins and is topped off with a simple band. I smell a mild barnyard smell. The construction feels good, the predraw is fine.
I taste coffee and earthy flavors, dry and with a little bit of chocolate. After half an inch I taste some herbs and leather, both sweet. The flavors are getting stronger and after a third the leather becomes the main flavor.

Halfway the herbs become stronger and the sweetness becomes the main flavor, the leather and herbs are well balanced. After two thirds the cigar gets less sweet, more herbs and I even taste some wood.
This robusto gave me an hour and fifteen minutes pleasure. The draw and the burn were good. The ash is salt & pepper colored and firm. I got a decent amount of smoke that was reasonably thick. I got a big flame when I purged the cigar. This cigar is full flavored and full bodied.
Would I buy this cigar again? I already did buy another box

Appearance: 7 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 8 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 7 / 10
Aroma first part: 7 / 10
Aroma second part: 8 / 10
Aroma third part: 7 / 10

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Mayorga maduro torpedo

These nice Nicaraguan cigars are made by Nestor Plasencia and he uses Nicaraguan tobacco for the filler and the binder and either a H2000 from Nicaragua or a dark maduro from Costa Rica as a wrapper. Judging by the color and the flavors from the cigar, I think I smoked one with a Costa Rican maduro wrapper. I brought this cigar back from the US but I can’t remember who gave it to me, as all the BOTL’s I met were way to generous and I lost track.
The 5 x 52 torpedo is a bit box pressed and the top of the torpedo is a bit crooked. The dark wrapper has some slight veins. For a moment I thought this could be a dyed wrapper but I was mistaken, the dark color is for real. I get a light barnyard aroma from the cigar.
I like the sweetness that I taste combined with the coffee and the chocolate. The flavors grown in strength a bit without becoming strong flavors, they stay nice and mellow. The chocolate flavor is the main flavor, and once I reached the mid of the cigar chocolate is the only flavor I get.
This cigar is medium bodied, medium flavored. Quite one dimensional but a very pleasant dimension.
I get more than enough smoke from the cigar, a thick white smoke. The draw is fine and the white ash is quite firm.
Would I buy this cigar again? Yes, I liked it and they are cheap. Nice humidor filler.

Appearance: 7 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 7 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Aroma first part: 6 / 10
Aroma second part: 7 / 10
Aroma third part: 7 / 10

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