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Maduro magnificence meets premier affordability.The highly recognizable Graycliff name is synonymous with luxury, and it's no wonder, considering it has its roots in the resort industry. These Bahamian beauties hail from a 5-star Caribbean resort and were created by owner Enrico Garzaroli to impress his discerning guests. Enrico sought to create fine cigars that were well-suited to a high-class lifestyle. One taste of any premium handmade in the Graycliff portfolio proves that he has certainly succeeded.
The original Graycliff 'G2' was a unique release. While most Graycliff cigars come with a hefty price tag, the 'G2' line offered what's commonly referred to as, “affordable luxury.” The maduro version follows suit, and is being introduced at a highly palatable price point. The filler and binder remain the same, so once again you'll find long-leaf from Nicaragua and the Dominican. The major difference here is the dark, oily Pennsylvania Broadleaf Maduro wrapper leaf, which imparts a subtle sweetness and some not-so-subtle spice to the overall experience, really manages to kick things up a notch! Charm and affordability—'G2' Maduro has it all.
Well constructed, great price. Simple flavor profile. White pepper, coffee and licorice. Clean finish. I got a crazy price on a box through CCOM. I'm going to age these and see where that goes. I bet it's going to be even better. If you don't buy a box at the current price, and you have the capacity, you're making a mistake.
I bought a single to try, as I like maduros with Nicaraguan and Costa Rican fillers. White pepper predominates flavor during entire smoke. Scant cedar note. Was expecting more complex flavor given the complex blend. Excellent non-dry oiliness, excellent maduro wrapper. Pleasant and medium to full bodied, hearty buzz, excellent, high-quality aftertaste. A fantastic buy if one prefers predominately white pepper/spicy flavor. I prefer more complexity and sweetness, leather, earth, chocolate, coffee, and tobacco, with only moderate pepper, preferably in last third so I can stop smoking it if necessary, a la Padron, Brick House Maduro, Man O' War Ruination, Sancho Panza Double Maduro, Nica Libre, Reposado (yes, Sancho Panza Double Maduro, Nica Libre and Reposado-- IMO these are MUST-TRYs among the "reasonably-priced" hand-rolled)-- Montecristo Platinum, Rocky Patel The Edge, Joya de Nicaragua Antano, Tabak Especial Red Eye, Carlos Torano Exodus 1959, Kismet Dulce, Diesel Hair of the Dog, et al.,so I figure my next step is to try other Graycliff$, as the construction, draw, burn, and billows of smoke of the Graycliff G2 I tried was truly superb. IMO, those attributes are not always reliably encountered among popularly-priced maduros and are very important, esp. among maduros.
Graycliff G2 Maduro
The addition of a dark and oily, Pennsylvania broadleaf wrapper to this affordable line from Graycliff really kick things up a notch. The blend is a hearty, medium body and is superbly constructed. Graycliff G2 Maduro offers a highly aromatic flavor profile of rich chocolate, spice, leather, and some sweetness on the finish. Fans of the original G2 blend should give this a try for a heartier, after-dinner treat.