Cigar Review: Madre Tierra Habano Toro – Rated 93

Today I offer the second in a series of reviews of Madre Tierra Cigars. I recently reviewed the Madre Tierra San Andreas and today the Madre Tierra Habano is up to the plate.

Like all current offering from this young cigar company, the Madre Tierra Habano is expressed in a (6 x 52) toro vitola with an MSRP of $10-12/cigar. They come packaged in 5/10/20 count bundles.

Madre Tierra Habano Toro

The blend of the Madre Tierra Habano is described as:

  • Wrapper – Ecuadorian Habano
  • Binder – Cubano
  • Filler – Dominican

For this review I sampled one of the Madre Tierra Habano Toros which I received from the company for the purpose of reviewing on Stogie Press.

Pre-Light Examination

The Madre Tierra Habano sports a medium brown, marbled wrapper, that exhibits a light oily sheen. There are a few veins noticeable along the barrel but otherwise it is smooth to the touch and solidly packed from head to foot. Construction is finished with a simple cap.

Madre Tierra Habano Toro

A single band adorns the cigar. Unlike the Madre Tierra San Andreas which had a rather large band, this one has a smaller band and uses a red and gold motif, proudly displaying the company logo in the center and “MADRE TIERRA” along the top. I do like how the band pops on the background of the wrapper leaf.

Madre Tierra Habano Toro

Running the cigar along the nose, I detected baking spice aromas along the barrel and off the foot. The foot also had a natural tobacco sweetness that add to the alure.

Using my CigarMedics Baller cutter, I opened the cap perfectly and gave it some cold draw puffs that i found to be perfect restricted and offering notes of earth and leather.

I used my single flame Xikar lighter to warm the foot to an even orange glow and drew in the first puffs of traditional habano spicy notes with nuance of leather background. Follo along as I burn this one to ash.

Cigar Review Notes

Madre Tierra Habano Toro
Madre Tierra Habano Toro
Madre Tierra Habano Toro
Madre Tierra Habano Toro
Madre Tierra Habano Toro
  • Leather and spice start the journey
  • Fruity aroma quickly wafts off the foot after the first puff
  • White ash forms on top of a medium thick and fairly even char line
  • Floral and walnut components add to the profile early on
  • Continued sweet fruit aroma is making itself known
  • Smoke has been at full volume since the first puff
  • Ash fell revealing a decent and centered burn cone
  • The fruit notes begin to morph gently in a citrus expression moving into the second third
  • A touch of cream adds to the balance of the profile
  • Burn starts to get a tad wavy a bit flaky
  • Fruity core has maintained through the second third
  • Moving into the final there is an added spice sensation along with a lingering nut component on the palate
  • Medium In Strength
  • Total Smoking Time was 1 Hour and

Final Analysis

The Madre Tierra Habano journey begins with enticing notes of leather and spice that is further complimented with a delightful fruity aroma, filling the air. The profile gains complexity with the introduction of floral and walnut notes while the persistent sweet fruit aroma remains a prominent presence throughout. As the burn progresses into the second third, the fruit notes gracefully transition into a refreshing citrus expression, complemented by a subtle touch of cream that enhances the overall balance of the profile. The complexity continues to evolve as a new dimension emerges in the final stretch, characterized by a tantalizing spice sensation accompanied with a lingering nut component, that added depth and richness to the overall flavor profile. The burn was decent albeit it did have a jagged line in the second half and developing flaky ash. I still feel this is worth grabbing a fiver of as I am sure you will enjoy it. I rate this a 93.

Point Deductions: (-1) Flaky Ash in Final; (-1) Jagged burn in Second Half

Bonus Points: (+1) Complex and nuanced

Madre Tierra Habano Toro

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