Leaf by Oscar Maduro
The first time you look at an unopened Leaf by Oscar Maduro Cigars, you might seriously question whether it even is an actual cigar. This stick comes wrapped messily in a large brown tobacco leaf, completely obfuscating the delicious treat within. Even the designer admits it is quite ugly at first sight. But don't let looks fool you.
Underneath the leaf is one of the most attractive cigars we have seen in quite some time. It is a tightly packed masterpiece with almost no veins. The wrapper is oily and different variants come in shades of brown ranging from cowboy hat tan to a dark almond brown. With the leaf off, it is a stick that is just begging to be smoked.
And once you light this medium to full strength cigar, any doubts you ever had will completely evaporate. The Honduran filler erupts with a rich flavor that is both creamy and also has a powerful taste of hay. Due to the exceptional construction of the Leaf, the burn line is incredibly steady as you draw in the flavor.
Because the leafy outside is critical to maintaining the flavor of this cigar while it is in storage, it will always be an ugly cigar at first glance. But true aficionados will recognize the diamond in the rough and keep a box on their shelf at all times.