Cusano 18 Paired Maduro Churchill
7 1/4 x 50 - Maduro - Single
Cusano 18 Paired Maduro Churchill cigars start with a rare 1985 Dominican Oro/Seco wrapper leaf filler. The Double Connecticut adds rich Dominican Piloto Ligero and San Vicente Olor filler with a Connecticut Shade binder & wrapper for a rich and creamy medium-bodied smoke. The Paired Maduro adds Brazilian Mata Fina & Dominican Piloto leaf to the filler, plus a '99 San Vicente Olor binder rolled in a toothy Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper for a more full-flavored, yet medium-bodied smoke. Affordably-priced, too!
I liked the thick smoke it provided, plus it had a good mild taste to it. The 18 years of aging made it much better.
The Cusano 18 has been on my list of must try cigars, but when at the shop I could not remember whether to get the maduro or the natural - I opted for the maduro. The cigar smelled great out of the wrapper - delightful. After giving it a few days in my humi at 70% I decided to try it out. Yowza! The first taste through the first inch was terrible. I decided to see what happened after the first inch; it mellowed out, but never approached anything I would consider a good cigar. I smoke a variety of cigars, and was very disappointed in this smoke. I will try the natural since it got much higher ratings. My bad.