|Shapes:||Churchill, Gordo, Lancero/Panatela, Robusto, Toro|
Welcome the highly rated La Palina Maduro.
La Palina’s rich history began in the late 1800’s. Their patriarch, Samuel Paley immigrated to Chicago from the Ukraine and immediately found work as a ‘lector’ in a cigar factory. By 1896 Sam had started his own factory with a cigar store nearby. Sam dubbed his factory, Congress Cigar Company and quickly gained the name ‘Mr. Sam’, a moniker given to him by his factory workers. After Sam’s retirement in 1926 the La Palina brand was all but forgotten, but now, Sam’s grandson has reinvented the brand in a big way. This addition to the La Palina line offers a darker, heartier variety that is sure to hit all the right notes, entitled, La Palina Maduro.
Encased in an uber-oily, naturally processed Mexican maduro wrapper leaf are rare Corojo and Criollo long-fillers, all hugest by a double binder from Honduras and Nicaragua. Offering billows of thick, flavorful notes with each puff, La Palina Maduro showcases a heady profile of sweet spice, cedar, and citrus, all topped off with a underlying buttery cream nuance. Medium-bodied with impressive balance, this addition to the La Palina arsenal is a maduro enthusiast’s dream come true.
La Palina Maduro received a well-deserved 91 rating noting: “Draped in a near-black cover leaf, this Churchill offers plenty of sweet and tangy notes that range from marshmallow and chocolate to sour cherry. Complex and interesting.”