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Quick Smoke: La Galera Maduro Chaveta

26 Apr 2019

A couple times each week we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief verdict on a single cigar of “buy,” “hold,” or “sell.”

From the start, there’s no question this cigar features a Mexican San Andrés wrapper. And for my palate, that means dirt, or an unpleasant, thick taste that more or less overlays everything else. I did detect some of the typical maduro flavors like coffee and chocolate trying to fight their way to the surface. The Chaveta (5 x 50) and features Dominican binder and filler tobaccos. Draw and smoke production were good, and the ash held on tightly. Construction was marred slightly by a small amount of unraveling wrapper about halfway down. If you’re a San Andrés fan, this maduro is worth a try. Otherwise, though, I’d leave it on the shelf.

Verdict = Hold.

George E

photo credit: Stogie Guys

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