What is a maduro cigar? Fact. Maduro cigars are some of the tastiest, most flavorful blends in existence. What’s also true is that a lot of maduro cigars get a bad rap….no pun intended. One of the biggest myths surrounding these dark cigars, is that they are all strong and spicy. First, maduro means ‘ripe’, and although a big chunk of maduro wrapped cigars tend to be stronger, it doesn’t mean they all are. Just like Pops used to tell me, never judge a book by its cover. In reality, you’ll find quite a spectrum of different strengths and flavor profiles. TONS. So if you’ve been hesitant to give a darker breed a whirl, don’t be afraid. There are plenty of tamer beasts too. One thing is for certain, these extra fermented leaves provide a deep, rich, and flavorful profile that’s hard to resist.