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ShawnOLShawnOL The People's Communist Republic of MassachusettsPosts: 6,237 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited December 2019 in Cigar 101
Ok folks,  this question is for you Olivia experts.
Looking at Olivia's series O (habano) and series G (Cameroon), they list a Maduro version for each.  Is the Maduro the same species just fermented until it becomes a Maduro?  ie; habano and habano Maduro.  Cameroon and Cameroon Maduro?  Or is the Maduro an altogether different leaf species?


  • cbuckcbuck Milford, CTPosts: 7,644 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2019
    I’d be interested in the answer too. I believe it’s the same leaf/wrapper, just aged or cured differently. Perhaps Lindsey @TheCigarChick could provide the correct answer!
  • silvermousesilvermouse Cape CodPosts: 16,095 ✭✭✭✭✭
    the maduros are Connecticut Broadleaf
  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 13,257 ✭✭✭✭✭
    All I know is after working through a box of the Maduro G's, I don't like them nearly as much as the Cameroon G's.
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  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 7,611 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I like both, but the Cameroon's better.  
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  • cbuckcbuck Milford, CTPosts: 7,644 ✭✭✭✭✭
    According to the Oliva website, Edward is correct! Maduro is CT Broadleaf! Thanks @silvermouse
  • cbuckcbuck Milford, CTPosts: 7,644 ✭✭✭✭✭
    And I agree with Amos, Cameroon is better, but both good!
  • ShawnOLShawnOL The People's Communist Republic of MassachusettsPosts: 6,237 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I see.  Thanks for clearing that up.  I would imagine the maduros taste similar then.  Don't know why they wouldn't ferment the respective leaves to Maduro unless they don't ferment extra long well.
  • ShawnOLShawnOL The People's Communist Republic of MassachusettsPosts: 6,237 ✭✭✭✭✭
     Yakster said:
    Maduro fermentation is harder on the leaf, a Cameroon is already a delicate leaf so I imagine it wouldn't be a good match.

    Mexican San Andres wrappers are strong and thick and really benefit from Maduro fermentation, and end up coming out tastier.
    Thank you, good info to remember.
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