Out of all the different types of wrapper tobacco that adorns premium hand rolled cigars, there isn’t a more mystified leaf than the Maduro.
Not only do they cloak many of today’s most talked about premium stogies, but there’s also some common misconceptions around them. That’s why the Cigar World team wanted to clear the air around Maduros, define what they are, as well as recommend five of the most talked about and highest rated Maduro cigars you can buy.
Enjoy the list and let us know your favorite Maduro cigars in the comments!
What does Maduro mean?
Simply put, in Spanish, Maduro means mature or ripe. There are many different shades of Maduro wrappers, such as Colorado Maduro, Oscuro, and Double Maduro. But, normally, a Maduro wrapper is intensely dark, oily, and has attained this aesthetic because of extensive aging.
If you want to explore all the different types of wrapper tobacco, you can read about them in our blog here.
Are Maduro cigars stronger?
There's a huge misconception that Maduro cigars will always be stronger than a natural cigar. Now, don’t get me wrong, they can be strong, but Maduros 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, doesn’t always translate to them being the strongest.
The top rated Maduro cigars on Cigar World
#5: Olivia Serie V Melanio Maduro
Wrapper: Mexican San Andres Maduro
#4: Sancho Panza Double Maduro
Wrapper: Ecuadoran Sumatra Maduro
Binder: Nicaraguan Esteli
Filler: Brazilian, Dominican, Nicaraguan
#3: Deadwood Sweet Jane Maduro
Wrapper: Brazilian Maduro
#2: Liga Privada Unico Serie
Filler: Honduran, Nicaraguan
#1: Padron 1926 Serie Maduro
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Maduro
What’s your favorite Maduro at the moment? Let us know!