When they first brought a mazo of Leaf by Oscar Maduro into the office, we were like "WTF?" That was before we realized that they protect the cigars with a natural tobacco leaf rather than the typical cellophane. Once we peeled away the outer leaf, what we saw were dark and oily cigars sporting a dark and oily Nicaraguan wrapper from the Jalapa Valley, which hints at some sweetness and spice, and that promise was kept.
You'll notice a figgy sweetness, along with lots of cocoa, and plenty of peppery goodness. The construction is spot-on, and the flavor builds gradually all the way to the finish, which is when you immediately think about lighting up another. If you like a maduro cigar with robust character, you'll love Leaf by Oscar Maduro.