Let’s first take a little trip down Maduro memory lane. Cigars featuring Maduro wrappers were first created around 50 to 60 years ago when brands and cigar artisans began experimenting with new fermentation and blending techniques to keep up with the ever-evolving tastes of cigar smokers. 

There’s no question that Maduro wrappers cloak many of today’s most talked about premium stogies. But, before the Cigar World team recommends some of the best Maduro cigars you should add to your humidor, we’re going to take a sec to define what Maduro wrappers are, and clear up some common misconceptions around them.

What is a maduro wrapper?

The Maduro wrapper, otherwise referred to as capa negra, has been a go-to selection for many seasoned cigar smokers. There are many shades of Maduro, such as Colorado Maduro, Oscuro, and Double Maduro. Normally, they’re an intensely dark and oily leaf that garnered this aesthetic due to extensive aging in a controlled environment. More the reason to call it a Maduro, because in Spanish, that translates to mature or ripe. 

Are maduro cigars strong?

One of the greatest misconceptions about Maduro cigars is that they’re always strong. Now, they can be strong, but they are more so known for producing a full bodied sweetness. 

In addition to an overall sweetness, Maduro cigars feature bountiful notes of earth and wood. So remember, don’t always judge a book by its cover, just because Maduro cigars are some of the darkest looking cigars out there, it doesn’t always translate to them being the strongest.

The top-rated maduro cigars

Below, you’ll find Cigar World’s list of the best Maduro cigars based on popularity, ratings, and reviews. No matter which stogie you pick, you can’t go wrong adding any of these Maduros to your humidor.

Bahia Maduro

Bahia Maduro is the one that put Bahia on the map some years ago. It’s an all Nicaraguan blend of aged Cuban seed tobaccos secured in a 3-year aged Habano binder from Nicaragua and cloaked in a dark and oily Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. 

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Camacho Triple Maduro

Camacho Triple Maduro is the world’s first all-maduro cigar. Prepare yourself for an explosion of dark, complex flavors. Created for fans of a full-bodied blend, anticipate rich and hearty undertones of spice and earth that are strong and bold without completely destroying your palate.

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CAO L'Anniversaire Maduro

L’Anniversaire Maduro is a toasty, chocolatey cigar that features a mixture of tobaccos including a Cameroon binder, and fillers from both Nicaragua and Dominican Republic. On the outside, a gorgeous Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper glistening with a shine for a cigar that’s sure to satisfy any maduro fan.

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Diesel Unlimited Maduro 

Unlimited Maduro from Diesel is a full-bodied masterpiece that’s draped in an absolutely gorgeous Broadleaf maduro wrapper that glistens with natural oils. A quick peek beneath the sheets reveals the real meat and potatoes, a lovely San Andres binder and a bold mix of Honduran and Nicaraguan long-fillers. 

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Gurkha Black Ops Maduro

Black Ops Maduro is an uber-dark specimen that's brimming with dense, rich flavors. This maduro-wrapped blend comes chock full of Cuban-seed long-fillers resulting in a medium to full-bodied profile that is notably smooth. Hints of chocolate, espresso, honey, and pepper are found within each thick puff. 

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Olivia Serie G Maduro

Filled to the brim with Habano-seed, Nicaraguan long-leaf tobaccos, the Serie G Maduro cigar features a super-dark and toothy maduro wrapper leaf. The result is a toasty, rich flavor with hints of coffee on the aftertaste. Both flavor and strength grow in intensity throughout the cigar, completing a satisfying, medium-bodied blend that’s smooth to the end. 

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Padron Maduro

The Padron Maduro contains the same filler blend as the original Padron, with a heavy maduro wrapper on top that deepens the flavor notes while keeping the strength at a smooth medium body. A rich, complex aroma gives way to a toasty profile with leather and espresso undertones, and a lingering finish with just the right amount of sweetness and spice.

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What’s your favorite maduro cigar? Let us know in the comments!

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    (60 days ago)

    Mine is Olivia Melanio Maduro!

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    (2 months ago)

    THE BEST OF THE BEST WE ALL KNOW NOTHING CAN BEAT A PADRON MADURO!!!!!

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    (2 months ago)

    That Bahia Maduro really surprised me. Great stick for the price!

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    (2 months ago)

    Padron is my favorite Maduro. Want a cheap tasty Maduro. The sweet jane Maduro from deadwood smoke co. Made by drew estates is the bang for your buck

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    (2 months ago)

    All the maduros on the list are excellent. But my favorite for the money has to be the Patina Rustic Maduro. Silky smooth smoke. Can't get enough. https://www.cigarworld.com/news/under-the-radar-cigar-of-the-year-2020-patina-maduro/

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    (2 months ago)

    My favorite Maduro and favorite cigar is the Macanudo Gigante. I like them with my coffee and also my favorite wine.

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    (2 months ago)

    Southern draw QuickDraw Pennsylvania broadleaf

    Ajf last call Maduro

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    (2 months ago)

    The Camacho Maduro is one of my top full flavor Maduros