Maria Mancini – Natural

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Maria Mancini – Natural

 

Origin: Honduras
Length: 6.00
Ring: 50
Strength: Medium-Full
Wrapper Color: Medium Brown (E)
Wrapper Type: Habana 2000
Binder: Honduras
Filler: Nicaragua
Shape: Parejo
Square Pressed

 

It’s been a busy weekend as far as cigars go. I was doing my normal Internet routine this morning when I found the Dog Watch Social Club’s podcast was up much earlier than normal. I downloaded the new show and fired up a cigar. I opted for the same cigar as Friday night but wrapped in a H2000 wrapper instead of the Maduro.

The appearance was identical to the last. It was a nice looking cigar. I would say that the lighter wrapper is a little more inviting as you tend to get the impression that it will be a bit milder. This was not the case as I was pleasantly surprised.

I cut this cigar with my guillotine cutter, it lit very well and burned evenly. The initial flavor was nice and robust. I was getting a smooth peppery spicy flavor. It wasn’t too long until this flavor settled down and became mellow.

The mild flavor kept up for some time with lots of small subtle changes in flavor that were very good. I was getting mixes of pepper, spice, a woodsy flavor, and sweetness. Around the halfway point the cigar was putting off a very distinct smell. I was getting the aroma you get when opening a stocked well kept humidor. The smell was just awesome.

As cigar dwindled the flavor began to really pick up. When there was about two and a half inches of cigar left, the flavor turned and became full bodied. This change became a good compliment to the subtle mild changes I was getting through the start of the cigar.

The only mistake I made with this cigar was smoking it on an empty stomach. This was one of the very few cigars that made me a little light headed and queasy after finishing. Even with that going on I thought it was a great cigar.

Between the Habana 2000 and the Maduro, I definitely think that this was the better more robust cigar.

My rating sheet can be found below.

Review Sheet: 87/100





enjoying cigars since 2005

4 thoughts on “Maria Mancini – Natural

  1. Walt keep the great reviews coming! This is one of my “must have” cigars that I always keep plenty of in my humidor. The aroma stays with you for a long time and I know thats why some don’t enjoy it but its one of the best cigars out there in my opinion.

    I brought a couple with me on my trip that only after 6 months were covered in plum. It was the most wonderful thing to have at the end of a long hot day and you can’t beat the price! Almost anything in the H2000 wrapper is a sure thing.

  2. I must admit I am relatively new to cigar smoking but find that Maria Mancini cigars are one of the finest I have tried so far.
    Mellow and flavorful, easy to light and easy to smoke.
    I am glad I found this treasure and intend to keep my humidor stocked with them.
    What is covered in plum?
    Thank you!

  3. I smoke a lot of different cigars and have quite a few disappointments, but not with the Maria Mancinis. They are not the best cigar but possibly the best in their price range and they are rock solid consistant. I wonder why I switch about so much. Maybe I should just stock up on Maria Mancini and be done with it.

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