Launched in 2007 as part of the majestic Maduro series, the Cohiba Secretos Maduro 5 is an understated gem of the Cohiba range. Its striking looks, ever-changing flavor profile, and nuanced grassy undertones make it a tightly packed delight.
Cohiba Secretos Maduro 5
Measuring just over 4 inches, this Petit Corona shape has a 40-ring gauge and is the shortest of the beautifully-constructed Maduro range. The wrapper is a single tanned-brown Maduro leaf, aged for five years. Organic fermentation gives the cigar a grounded, delightfully earthy smell.
Smoking a Cohiba Secretos Maduro 5
Packing a real punch of flavor, this is a medium- to full-bodied cigar balancing the far reaches of classic cigar flavors. A grassy, sugary base is paired with spicy, earthy overtones. As with many Cohibas, a cedar barrel taste comes on delightfully during the second third, marrying with notes of coffee and brown sugar.
The Cohiba Secretos Maduro 5 gives off an intensely creamy, dense smoke, tinged with the color of misty blue. It flows into the space around you, so this isn’t one for lighting up in a busy bar. Savor this one at home. It’s not a long smoke, but such balance is divine.
It comes in an exquisitely-constructed box of ten cigars. Wrapped in the textured brown of the mature Maduro leaf, this cigar is as attractive as it is flavorsome.
Given the complexity of different, layered flavors, this cigar is excellent value for the money. While it’s not that well known, certainly among newcomers to Cuban cigars, a Cohiba Secretos Maduro 5 will increase in value over time.
Cohiba Secretos Maduro 5 Experience
The Cohiba Secretos Maduro 5 is for people who prefer shorter smokes. There is so much to taste in just over an hour of smoking.
It’s enjoyed by newer cigar smokers seeking to experience bursts of complex flavor over a shorter smoke-time, and the older aficionado, who can be continuously impressed at the rich smoke and intertextual flavors of the Secretos.