La Palina Maduro – Rough Cut Cigar Review

La Palina MAduro

Today we offer the Stogie Press Rough Cut cigar review notes on the La Palina Maduro cigar. I purchased this cigar from Corona Cigar Co. in Orlando Florida.

La Palina is a brand notable for their quality construction and delicious flavor profiles, I have had the opportunity to sit down with Bill Paley in the past and discuss his family history and the rebirth of the La Palina brand. You can check out the interview we did with hi at last years IPCPR here.

On their website it is noted:

In the process of exploring his family’s heritage and inspired by his love of the finest things in life, Bill began the journey to revive the all–but–forgotten La Palina brand. He dedicated himself to creating a cigar emblematic of the original La Palina made by his grandfather.

The La Palina Maduro is available in 5 vitolas:

  • Petite Lancero – 6 x 40
  • Toro – 6 x 50
  • Robusto – 5. x 52
  • Churchill –  7 x56
  • Gordo – 6  x 60

The  La Palina Maduro blend is described as:

  • Wrapper – Mexican San Andres Maduro
  • Binder – Honduras and Nicaragua -Double binder
  • Filler – Corojo and Criollo

For this review I sampled the Churchill

Cigar Review Notes

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  • Dark waxy wrapper
  • Tight seams
  • Gold and black band
  • Sweet spice aroma along the barrel
  • Cloves pepper some other exotic spice on the foot
  • Toast and jam flavor upon first light
  • Fruit moves to the front quickly with a long tart finish
  • A slow burning cigar
  • A note of sea salt and pretzel enters after and inch half
  • Chocolate enters making it like a chocolate covered pretzel
  • Ash fell after 2 inches
  • Cedar and woody notes enter
  • Impeccable burn
  • Fruit coming back in
  • Backed up with coffee and touch of spice
  • Oak aroma
  • Solid Medium Strength
La Palina MAduro

La Palina MAduro