It's not easy living in the shadow of a 91-rated sibling, but luckily the Bahia Gold Maduro embraces the expectations, to deliver a highly worthy follow-up to the esteemed Bahia Gold. Bringing big-league flavors and complexity to the plate, the Bahia Gold Maduro is another home-run.
Each Gold Maduro is dressed in an exceedingly dark and oily Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper, aged 4+ years prior to rolling. This impressive leaf covers a feisty combination of 3-year aged long-filler from the Dominican and Nicaragua to present an impressive bouquet. Up front, spicy-sweet notes coat the palate, as layers of cedar, coffee, tobacco, and a toasty finish soon follow suit. Remaining exceptionally smooth and delightful throughout, the Bahia Gold Maduro is a welcomed full-bodied contender in the Bahia Gold line.
“I remember Bahia Gold from the late 90s. I bought one at a shop in Evansville, IN, and it was a great cigar. Twelve years later I took a chance on the Bahia Icon and Bahia Insignia. What a disappointment! It was therefore with great reluctance that I purchased the Gold Maduro. To my relief the Gold Maduro was quite pleasant. I tasted classic maduro flavor with the addition of aged tobacco nuances. An all-around pleasant smoke! I never tried the original Bahia Gold Maduro blend so I have no basis for comparison. However, the new blend compares favorably with other good medium-bodied maduros. I will smoke more of these.”
AF of Bloomington, IN
“I love the regular Bahia Maduro, it's one of my favorites. So I thought the Gold Maduro would be like an upgrade. Yes...and no. This is a very well made cigar, and it is a very, very smooth, easy going smoke. I'm kind of confused by the full-flavor designation though. Though it was pretty tasty I found the flavor to be more subtle. It's a nice Maduro flavor that comes and goes as you smoke it, there just isn't a ton of it. The post-exhale taste was disappointing, not much there at all, not nearly as much as the regular Bahia Maduro. If smooth is what you are looking for this is a good bet, but if you want a full flavor smoke you might want to try something else.”
DA of Costa Mesa, CA
“Got a few of these in a Bahia sampler. Maduro was really tasty. I wouldn't say it was full bodied but definitely medium to full. Construction was outstanding though. Not a cigar that will disappoint even the professional.”
JM of GILBERT, AZ
“Bought a ten pack for the free shipping deal. Been in the humidor about 5 days. Nice prelight aroma, the prelight draw was easy. This cigar feels well constructed. The wrapper is a chocolate brown, but hardly oily as stated in the description. The burn was even to the nub and the ash burned white to gray. Tipped only twice. It is a smooth smoke and as the previous review stated more to the side of medium rather than full in my opinion as well. The maduro flavor was less prominent than I prefer and the fillers are more Dominican than Nicaraguan.... A very nice cigar for <$3.00 a stick.”
JF of Rockwood, PA
“I bought 10 of these on a free shipping promotion and I was wondering if I was going to regret the impulsive decision. I did not! Very nice smoke, especially for the price. As another reviewer said, this is more of a medium-body than full body, but the flavor is very pleasant.”