Carinos Churchill 5 Pack
Cariños cigars are produced under the direction of Nestor Plasencia using a core of Panamanian and Honduran longfillers tucked into a zesty Brazilian Sumatra-seed binder, then seamlessly rolled in your choice of light brown Nicaraguan Jalapa Seco or dusky Nicaraguan Viso Oscuro Maduro wrappers. The Natural offers a medium-bodied smoke, accented with wood, leather, & a hint of spice on a sweet finish. The Maduro presents an earthier, more full-flavored experience that finishes on a spicier note.
Smoked half a box of the churchill maduros. A few of the cigars have been pretty good with some dark chocolate and spice flavors. The rest have tasted 'artificial' with hint of mineral/chemical on the palate. My first guess is bad binder glue?
A solid built cigar but the flavor is not quite there for a good maduro. Some spice and toasty wood on the nose but I find the stick to finish with a bit of an artificial, chemical flavor. For the auction price, they are a decent smoke.