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The Maldonado Dynasty Mogul

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Thanks to JJO for sending me some smokes awhile back. In the package was the cigar up for review today. This review is based off of one cigar. Consider it a first impression, and take it for what it’s worth.

Maldonado Dynasty is a boutique “Beverly Hills cigar brand.” You can read more about it by visiting their website. The whole selling of a lifestyle appeals to many people. As for me, I just want a good smoke. Let’s see if The Maldonado Dynasty Mogul lives up to the hype.


Wrapper: Arapiraca Maduro

Binder: Dominican

Filler: Dominican, Peruvian, Columbian

Size: Toro 6 x 50

Price: Around $13.00


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The wrapper had a nice, dark, rugged, and slightly blotchy look to it. No flaws were noticeable, and the odor reminded me of pipe tobacco. The cigar was solid and consistently packed. The draw had slight resistance. I picked up earth and cedar on the pre-light.

It should be noted, they advertise the Toro as 50 x 6, but mine was 48 x 6.

The burn required no corrections, and the ash held for about 1.5 inches.

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The first third started out with earth and cedar. After a few minutes, things started to develop. There was a mixture of smooth pepper, leather, and a slight bitter sweetness. It didn’t take long for the aftertaste to pick up a nice peppery zing.

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In the second third, the sweet bitterness transformed into dark chocolate, and became the dominant flavor. Up next was leather, espresso, wood, and cayenne pepper. The aftertaste was thick and syrupy.

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The last third had minimal changes. Espresso, chocolate, and a nice peppery zing were the main flavors. Wood and leather were far in the background. The aftertaste wasn’t quite as thick feeling, but it was nice.

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I am always leery of new brands, especially ones that boast lifestyle. I almost want to hate on them. But, this one did deliver where it counts. Construction was perfect, and a complex flavor profile left me with no complaints. Ok fine, my only complaint is the price. It’s definitely out of my comfort zone for a Toro. In the end, this was a very good smoke, and worth a try.

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