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

Body: Full

Wrapper: Mexican San Andres Maduro

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

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#4: Sancho Panza Double Maduro

Body: Medium

Wrapper: Ecuadoran Sumatra Maduro

Binder: Nicaraguan Esteli

Filler: Brazilian, Dominican, Nicaraguan

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#3: Deadwood Sweet Jane Maduro

Body: Mellow

Wrapper: Brazilian Maduro

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

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#2: Liga Privada Unico Serie

Body: Medium-Full

Wrapper: Maduro

Binder: Brazilian

Filler: Honduran, Nicaraguan

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#1: Padron 1926 Serie Maduro

Body: Full

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Maduro

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

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Comments

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    (29 days ago)

    I agree with four out of five of these picks as being excellent but cannot endorse the Deadwood cigar because I have not smoked it. I love maduro cigars.

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    (30 days ago)

    The AF Montesino Maduro is a really smooth and mild maduro. Great cigar for even a first timer in my opinion.

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    (31 days ago)

    Fratello's Arelquin has a Maduro wrapper and it is exceptionally creamy without being overbearing and heavy. Proof to the author's points.

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    (31 days ago)

    I just picked up a Perdomo Lot 23 - Maduro. Looking forward to trying it this weekend with my wife.

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    (32 days ago)

    Just tried the Punch Cigar City maduro. Was very nice.

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      (31 days ago)

      LGC previous blend was the best for the price by far and for years / the new iteration is good but not what it used to be - LFD no brand DBL Oscuro is fantastic (but strong as you would expect from LFD) and the AF versions are never disappointing-