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Maya Selva Cigars Cumpay Volcan | Cigar Review by Kaplowitz

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Maya Selva Cigars
Cumpay Volcan

WRAPPER: Nicaraguan
BINDER: Nicaraguan
FILLER: Nicaraguan

FORMAT: Double Robusto (560)
ORIGIN: Tabacos Segovia, Nicaragua
BLENDER: Maya Selva
STRENGTH: Medium-Full



Charred, properly gruff. "Strong enough for a man, but made by a woman." It's no Secret what I'm paraphrasing there. Black peppercorn. Dark chocolate. Nutty and woody complexities. Almond, black walnut. Oak and more oak (cask).

Undertones to those many overs are lead by a heighty coffee bean then red spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, cumin. At the half, the undertones flip-flop and spices almost rocket into primary notes. Big flavor. Smooths from out-of-the gate but stays purposefully forceful. Merlot gets poured from the cask into the mid-point.

Underbelly is barnyard and compost. A tick dry/ing, the latter. Savory finish is all that and far-flung anise which lasts all the live-long. Well-balanced and firmly delivered on a smooth draw. Ash builds well, if not a bit flakily.

Burn-line is even and progresses a tick quick. Copious smoky-smoke to the tune of a savory bittersweet room-note. Nicotine grows steadily. I typed that last sentence from under my desk; this one from further under.

A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59