After Dapper Cigar Co. launched the La Madrina brand in 2018, it expanded the brand with a lighter-wrapped offering late last year, called La Madrina Shade.
Like the regular La Madrina, the Shade is rolled at the same factory, namely the Nicaraguan American Cigars S.A. factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. La Madrina Shade line comes in four sizes, and each size is sold in twenty-count boxes.
The cigar is dressed in a golden brown Colorado Claro wrapper that is smooth to the touch. Only a few minor veins are present, and the filling is uniform.
- Country of Origin: Nicaragua
- Size: 52 x 159 mm (6 1/4″)
- Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut
- Binder: Mexico
- Filler: Dom. Rep., Nicaragua, USA
- Price: $12.40 | € –
La Madrina Shade Belicoso: the cold draw reveals aromas of barnyard and hay, with a faint spiciness also present. Once lit, the cigar opens with a mix of grass, cream, and nuts.
Overall, the La Madrina Shade Belicoso is a smooth and balanced smoke that can be enjoyed, especially in the morning. This is a good smoke for somebody who is trying to get into cigars. That being said, the profile and strength are as linear as can be, and for the seasoned cigar smoker, this becomes boring quickly.