Cohiba Maduro 5 Magicos - 10 cigars [4.5 x 52]
The Cohiba Maduro 5 Magicos is a very unique cigar that is part of the Maduro series from Cohiba.
- • Very tasty cigar, lots of creamy flavors, and a wide range of beautiful aromas. Some woody, earthy, herbal flavors.
- • Never overpowering, it is a delight. Its perfect construction allows it to age very well.
This cigar is a great Cohiba experience, which truly celebrates what Habanos are all about.
The Cohiba Maduro 5 Magicos comes in a varnished black box of 10 cigars with Habanos Packing Code BN-VW-n-10-n-10
Length: 115 mm
Diameter: 20.64 mm
Ring gauge: 52
Shape: Petit Robusto / Mágicos
The Cohiba Maduro 5 Magicos is using a darker wrapper, mark of an aged wrapper. It looks superb, without any flaws, and it is incredibly smooth and silky. The cigar is pretty short and fat, but looks amazing. The rolling seems perfect, almost no veins visible. It is pretty firm to the touch from the head to the foot. The triple cap is almost blending in with the wrapper. The Maduro 5 Magicos sports the usual Cohiba band and an additional black band with MADURO 5 printed in gold letters.
Before lighting up
The wrapper smells of dry tobacco and hay. There are also notes of cocoa, wood and cinnamon. Once cut, the pre-light draw gives some wood, sweet cinnamon, wood, hay and hints of graham cracker.
The draw is a bit too open, and lighting the cigar is easy. The draw corrects itself during the first third, and the cigar keeps burning slow and without getting too hot throughout the whole cigar. The burn line is good and does not need any touch up. The first few draws are not too powerful, and each draw generates an ample amount of smoke. The light gray ash holds on very well, up to almost two inches. The very first draws reveal some wood, coffee and salty leather flavors.
The first third of the cigar is dominated by lots of smoky wood, leather. Each draw is amazing in revealing more flavors. There are also notes of cocoa, nuts, black licorice and earthy mushrooms. There is just enough spice. The retrohale has some cedar profile. The finish is long, very creamy with some black pepper staying on the palate. Overall, the first third is very creamy, almost syrupy. The strength is in the mild to medium category.
In the middle third, the strength of the cigar picks up just a bit, now a medium bodied cigar, in the same time the flavors are also getting stronger and bolder. There is still plenty of wood, dark espresso, spices while the chocolate notes faded to the background after the halfway mark. The finish is very creamy, with hints of salty nut. There are also notes of salty leather and sweet tobacco. The flavors are very well balanced and they mix beautifully together. The cigar is now producing an ample amount of smoke, while the ash holds on very strongly which shows the perfect construction of the cigar.
In the final third, the strength of the cigar goes up one more notch, and is felt on the back of the throat alongside with a good amount of spices. The flavors in the foreground are much more on the earthy tone than in the second third. There is dry earth, truffle, earthy tobacco and some mineral notes. The creaminess of the cigar is dropping on the background, and leaving more space to rich wood and coffee; there are also notes of leather, salty peanut, and chocolate. The finish is now shorter, with some wood notes, and roasted coffee beans. The smoke remains fairly cool throughout the whole cigar and still produces ample amount of smoke clouds.
In summary, this cigar is a real gem. Of course it is not an everyday cigar, but if you are looking to celebrate something, don’t look any further.
50 – 70 Minutes
|Length||4.5 inches (115mm)|
|Strength||Medium - Full|
My "Go-to" Red Wine Cigar
Overall I've had a few boxes of these and I like them every time. As with other Maduros I've had that are NC you get this strange taste from the wrapper if there low quality, but these the quality shines through.
This is a truly relaxing cigar. Great amount of flavors. Lot's of chocolate, pepper, and coffee. These pair excellent with red wine for me. The construction has been good on most. Burn line has been off and on, but that's typical of Maduros no fault to Cohiba. I really like these for certain occasions and found ROTT there very good. Finally, the aroma of these are excellent. If you're thinking about trying them and like Maduros go for it you will not be disappointed.
I'll have one now
- Perfectly built, dense and secure. A very fragrant, solid aroma on the first draws, developing strength and a deeper pitch as the cigar burned down half way. Wonderfully balanced, attractive to the last quarter. There is became a little overstrong. I'd love to have another right now.
Cohiba Magicos - August 2013
The Cohiba Magicos box of 10 was purchased in December 2013 and box-stamped in August 2013. The stogies have been aged for a period 7 months.
Upon the selection of one specimen, I noticed the cigar looked quite dry with no visible oil - mind you they have been kept at the relative humidity of 69-71% humidity under controlled temperature. I feel the dryness could be due to the Maduro wrapper. This is strange as I have had non-cuban maduros sporting oily and soft wrappers.
The draw was just right with flavors of chocolate and cream - truly yummy!!!
Since the stogie is quite short, I felt it apt to divide it into two parts.
The cigar opened beautifully with aromas of coffee, chocolate and mint in the foreground and a little white pepper in the background as I could feel the spiciness in the back of my throat. The burn was razor sharp and the body was medium with a medium finish.
Wow!! The second half has turned into a pepper BOMB - now the pepper is all in the foreground and the chocolate/cocoa have taken the back seat.
With every puff, the pepper is getting stronger and stronger - any more, and I would have to let it go...
I stop smoking the stogie about 3/4 of inch to the nub as pepper isn't, really, my cup of tea in the hot and humid summer night!
I feel with more age, the pepper can mellow out and the mixture of pepper and cocoa would surely constitute lovely flavors - but for now I am going to give these cigars a rest of about a full year before trying them again.
IMHO, this vitola is great for smokers who enjoy short smokes of 40-50 minutes with strong spicy treats.
With proper age, these stogies have the potential of being gems hidden in a lucky guy's humidor.