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Mederos–Fifty 3

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Where I got the Mederos Fifty 3 from, I have no idea. I literally found them in my humidor and figured why not. The bands caught my attention, as did the nice chocolaty brown wrapper. I don’t have any other information on the Mederos, but their website isn’t bad at all.


Wrapper: Corojo from Jalapa, Nicaragua

Binder: Esteli Nicaragua

Filler: Esteli, Nicaragua

Size: Torpedo 6 1/8 x 52

Price: Around $7.00


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The wrapper looked nice, with minimal veins and a rugged bumpy appearance. The wrapper and foot had almost no odor at all – perhaps a mild natural tobacco smell. The cigar was evenly packed except for at the foot, where it was rock hard. The pre-light draw was a little snug, and had a cedar taste on the cold draw.

After burning through an inch, I got past the knot and the draw loosened up a bit. The ash held for over an inch, and I did no burn corrections.

1 Mederos_Fifty_3 Cigar


The first third began with a simple woody flavor combined with earthy notes. When passing smoke through the sinus I picked up a simple dry and mild pepper. The smoke feel was incredibly dry and a little irritating. While it wasn’t downright bad, something about this third seemed off.

2 Mederos_Fifty_3 Cigar

The second third kept the same flavor profile as the first third. The only change was the smoke feel became a little thicker feeling, and the aftertaste was earthy. Nothing to see here…

3 Mederos_Fifty_3 Cigar

The last third developed a black coffee type of flavor but kept the core woody and earthy notes. The smoke feel remained very dry, and left a slight irritation on the back of the throat. 

4 Mederos_Fifty_3 Cigar


The body of this cigar stayed in the medium range. While it wasn’t downright bad, I didn’t care for it. The smoke feel was too dry for my liking, and the delivery of the flavors seemed unrefined. I’ve read mixed reviews of this cigar, so who knows… Maybe you would like it. As for me, I won’t be smoking any more of the Mederos Fifty-3.

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