5 x 50 - Maduro - Single
A Gracious Smoke!, 23rd Mar 2017
Reviewer: The Cigar Authority
The cold draw of the La Gianna Havanna Maduro features a sweet note that reminds me of chocolate and marshmallow much like a Mallomar. While the aroma off the foot is very similar, but leans more towards marshmallow. Before we light up the cigar it is obvious this is a traditional maduro built around being sweet, rather than a modern maduro around strength.
As we light up the cigar there is a subtle spice that is more of an after thought as the La Gianna Havana Maduro serves up notes that are perfect on a winter day of warm chocolate and marshmallows.
In the second third the cigar the creaminess of the warm chocolate continues as some nuttiness is introduced to the profile. The subtle spice on the first light is gone, as the cigar becomes incredibly rich and smooth with a buttery finish.
The last third of the La Gianna has a focal point of nuts, and the sweetness becomes more of a honey note instead of the chocolate that was so dominant on the first two-thirds of the stick. The cigar had a smooth finish with a touch of espresso.