Oscar Valladares Tobacco Factory

Oscar Valladares, Danli, Honduras

Oscar Superfly Maduro Super Corona

Oscar Superfly Maduro Super Corona. In 2019, Oscar Valladares released the Super Fly Maduro. A cigar inspired by the 1970s in style. Funky colors, bigger than life. A bold smoke, that came in a velvet lined box to further enhance that pimp look and feel of the line. Earlier this year, Oscar released another Super Fly line, with a Connecticut Shade wrapper.

Valladares says this is the strongest cigar he makes. It’s the first time he used Dominican tobacco in one of his blends. The wrapper comes from San Andres in Mexico. The binder is Honduran. The filler comes from Honduras, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic. Canteros, the New Zealand distributor for Oscar, sponsored Ministry of Cigars with this cigar. This is the 5¼x45 Super Corona. Other sizes available are 6×54 Super Toro and the 6½x60 Super Gordo

The cigar looks great. A very dark wrapper, slightly dry and leathery is the perfect match for the funky ring. The ring breathes 1970s funk and pimp. An unusual shape, shiny purple, and gold, typography from that era. This is a cigar to smoke while watching Shaft or any other blaxploitation movie from the 1970s. Or Jackie Brown, which is Tarantino’s tribute of blaxploitation. The cigar feels well constructed. The aroma is strong and woody.

The cold draw is flawless and releases some brown spices in the flavor profile. Dry spices, dry wood, and a mild cocoa flavor are the flavors that start the cigar. The cigar turns more to a dark chocolate flavor profile. With brown spices as supporting flavor. Some sugar sweetness shows up as well. With a hint of leather over the chocolate, earthiness, and wood. Wood, sweetness, and brown spices are the main flavors. After a third, the cigar is too strong to retrohale. The pepper in the nose is too strong. The wood and leather get more pronounced, the sweetness fades away. A little citrus acidity shows up to balance all flavors out.

The draw is great. The ash is as white as snow. The smoke is thick and plentiful. The burn is straight as an arrow. The cigar is medium-full bodied, medium-full flavored. To stay in the 70s mood, this cigar is dy-no-mite! It’s groovy, or the bomb. The smoke time is two hours.

Would I buy this cigar again? This cigar is so groovy, I want more.

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Leaf by Oscar maduro toro

I kept hearing good stuff about the Leaf by Oscar cigars, the Honduran made cigars that are individually wrapped in an extra leaf as packaging instead of cellophane. Great novelty, sets the cigar apart from all the others and the tobacco packaging instead of cello makes it feel like a more natural product but on the other side: tobacco is more expensive than cello, so is this unique packaging worth the extra costs? Guess only Oscar’s accountant can answer that question.
The band around the packaging feels like thin cardboard but once removed I could unwrap the cigar. It’s almost like unwrapping a Christmas present. Inside I find a very dark toro with a few flat veins. The wrapper looks and feels dry. When I wet it a little it stains my finger, which makes me wonder if this is a natural maduro or if they enhanced the color. The construction, with a triple cap, feels good and the cigar has a nice charcoal straw aroma. The predraw is fine, peppery and spicy.
At first I taste a toasty, peppery barbecue flavor. This cigar reminds me of fire cured cigars I smoked in the past and which I didn’t like. After a centimeter and a half the flavors change to charcoal wood, the pepper is gone and the barbecue mellowed out a lot.
After a third I taste toasted wood, spices and pepper, although the pepper is mild. After two thirds the cigar gets better, I get a little sweetness with wood. The cigar also gets a smoky flavor, like a good whisky, I bet this would pair nice. The pepper returns, the sweetness picks up too.
The smoke is thick and white, just the way I like it. The ash is a very light gray, dense and firm. The burn is straight as an arrow. This cigar is full flavored, medium to full bodied and it lasted me for an hour and forty five minutes
Would I buy this cigar again? No, it was nice to try this one but I’ll leave it at this.

Appearance: 9 (the packaging plays a part in this rating)
Construction: 8
Draw: 9
Burn: 9
Smoke & ash: 8
Aroma first part: 6
Aroma second part: 7
Aroma third part: 8

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