Cohiba Maduro 5 Secretos
Secretos
93
points
Cuba
Cuba
40 40
Tasting Note
The maxim that a cigar needn’t be bigger to be better is driven home by the new Cohiba Maduro 5. The Cubans launched the maduro range for their most famous brand in early 2007 with three sizes: Genios, 5 1/2 inches by 52 ring; Mágicos, 4 1/2 inches by 52 ring; and Secretos, 4 1/3 inches by 40. It was the smallest that really blew us away with complex flavors of coffee, leather, almonds and caramel. It’s a full-bodied smoke with a big heart for a little cigar. It’s like comparing a rich espresso with a simple filtered coffee. The Cubans claim to be using fiveyear- old wrapper for these cigars. The top leaves on the plants (called coronas) are picked later than normal to assure that the tobacco is as rich and ripe as possible. The tobacco is then fermented longer to give more color and flavor to the leaf. Almost all the Cohiba Maduro 5s are made in the Partagas factory in Old Havana near the capitol building.
Size Petit Corona
Ring Gauge 40
Length 4 1/3"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Aficionado – N/A
Price £10.00
Designation Top 25 of 2007 | Rank: 6
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2013 | Score: 91

A lot of creamy smoke comes off the draw of this petit corona. There's a tasty interplay of pepper, coffee, cedar and hazelnut.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2010 | Score: 87

Dark and small with a speckled wrapper, this cigar has a tight draw and uneven burn. Coffee notes and some spice show promise but turn wheaty and a bit flat.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Oct 12, 2010 | Score: 87

Dark and small with a speckled wrapper, this cigar has a tight draw and uneven burn. Coffee notes and some spice show promise but turn wheaty and a bit flat.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2009 | Score: 88

A dark, rustic-looking petit corona with an even draw and burn. It is woody and spicy accompanied by peppery licorice flavors and some rough notes on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jul 07, 2009 | Score: 88

A dark, rustic-looking petit corona with an even draw and burn. It is woody and spicy accompanied by peppery licorice flavors and some rough notes on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2007 | Score: 92

An attractive little cigar that offers complex flavors from coffee and leather to almonds and caramel. A very rich smoke, especially for such a small cigar.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jul 17, 2007 | Score: 92

An attractive little cigar that offers complex flavors from coffee and leather to almonds and caramel. A very rich smoke, especially for such a small cigar.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
100-Point Scale