PDR 1878 Capa Madura Review

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Here we have our last review of the PDR 1878 line of cigars. The Capa Madura is definitely my favorite of the bunch, even if this particular stick did have a small issue. I have another stick that is in perfect shape so I won’t let the small issue with this one effect the rating.

Construction:

Okay, I’ll start off with the one little issue I had with this cigar and that was that the cap seemed to have been ripped halfway off. The pigtailed cap still looked beautiful, but I noticed that quite a bit of it had been ripped, but like I stated earlier, this is a rare occasion so it won’t effect the rating. I guess another slight issue was that the cigar was overall a tad soft, but this may be attuned to the torn cap so again, not a huge issue since the smoking experience was stillĀ  great. The Maduro wrapper was beautiful with a lot of little thin veins scattered about. I wouldn’t say that the draw was loose but it was certainly smoother than I have experienced so it was great, producing a lot of smoke. The ash was tri-colored and really only flaked during the beginning, firming out the farther in you go, something new for a maduro wrapper. Did I mention that the burn on this cigar was perfect?

Flavor:

I’ve noticed that many of the 1878 cigars have a cold draw with very sweet tobacco but they all have a different added flavor, this one for instance having leather with the tobacco. When lit, you get a light spice with some moderate tobacco flavors, leather, and a distant sweetness. After a few puffs, you notice a nuttiness similar to peanuts kick in. The flavors stay fairly consistent throughout the smoke, although they do intensify until the very end and also allow a little bit of earth to join in the final third. Overall, this smoke was just delicious with the subtle sweetness and traditional flavors. The aroma was a nice light spice with a cream undertone.

Band Removal Suggestion:

Similar to other 1878 line cigars, you should be able to slide or peel the band off, just be careful when peeling.

Rating:

92

Stats:

Hand Made: Y
Brand: PINAR DEL RIO
Shape: ROBUSTO
Country of Origin: DOMINICAN REP
Length: 5 INCHES
Gauge: 52
Strength: MEDIUM
Wrapper: MADURO
Flavor: NON FLAVORED
Filler: LONG

Posted on September 2, 2013, in Cigar Reviews and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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