Name: Maleko Grandioso
Country: Costa Rica
Strength: Medium to Full
Here’s a budget cigar that I was impressed by. It was big, aromatic, and fun to smoke. The notes I got were cocoa, leather, hazelnut, and blackberry. And all those flavors were followed by a fatty and milky aftertaste. The burn wasn’t always even, but that wasn’t a dealbreaker.
I paired the Maleko Grandioso with lager and smoked it in the sun while starting my good old charcoal grill. The smoking time was 60 minutes, enough time for me to grill the meat and enjoy a couple of cold ones.