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Don Chico Maduro by Barreda Cigars

Old name, new blood.

By
Cory Allen
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The Breakdown
Wrapper
San Andres Maduro
Binder
Indonesian
Filler
Nicaraguan
Vitola (Size)
Toro (6 x 52)
Manufacturer Region
Nicaragua
Release Year
2019
Price (USD)
11.00
Construction

Beautifully constructed cigar. Very toothy wrapper. Color was a bit lighter than I expected being Mexican San Andres

Burn

Good draw & good smoke production. Very even burn!

Flavors
Wood
Cream
Cocoa
Roasted/Toasted
Bitter
Price Opinion

Overpriced

89.0

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Decent smoke to try

Welcome a brand that makes a good a cigar that no body knows about! The long and short of it is you should find this cigar because of the name alone. Don Chico sounds like obnoxious portly boss of a Mexican Cartel. Second to that, the Maduro is a pretty good cigar. I thought the flavors were pleasant, however they were very tame. This is not bold flavored cigar and that's OK, I just found myself retrohaling more often than I typically wood just to get a good sense of what I should be tasting. My beef with this cigar is the price. I always have a hard time paying $11.00 for a cigar from a brand that isn't well represented in the industry. Never mind if it is "worth it" once you smoke it. I am purely saying this from the standpoint of first time consumer buy in. Why reach for this cigar that no one knows about over something that has a reputation and potentially a lesser cost. But hey! What do I know? Either way,  I enjoyed the mild balance of this cigar.

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Our Community's Score
Brand
Barreda Cigars

Barreda Cigars has made the production of cigars, not only a profession, but an art that is the driving force of family pride and a tribute to the land where we were born. In this way, we get a cigar that is capable of satisfying experienced smokers and tobacco connoisseurs with demanding palates.

Author
Cory Allen
Host of The Hot Ticket Podcast. Cory isn’t your prototypical cigar smoker. He’s a testament to today’s modern smoker. Having smoked his first cigar at the age 18, he immediately gained an affinity for this seemingly exclusive pastime, and specifically one that is not popular amongst those categorized as "Millennials" Today, Cory continues to indulge in some of the most highly rated and regarded cigars in the industry and is always seeking to get his grubby little hands on the next great smoke.