Ashton Aged Maduro Paired With Chocolate
This is a very nutty and creamy smoke that is complimented and intensified when paired with dark chocolate.
This is a pairing shown to me by Jared Biocca of Ashton Cigars. For a treat, try this tasting at home or with a group of friends and see for yourself how the chocolate compliments the Ashton Aged Maduro so beautifully. I love to incorporate food and wine pairings with my cigar, and this one is fantastic!
This particular cigar is the Ashton Aged Maduro #20, a corona sized cigar which is an ideal size to consider for new smokers. It is also a great size to consider when tasting a new style of cigar for the very first time.
Another thing to be aware of with cigars is that the color of the wrapper has no relation to the strength of the cigar. This is a great example, as the wrapper may be very dark in color, it is quite mild and smooth in taste. By no means is darker to be interpreted as stronger.
And this is one yummy smoke to consider!
The wrapper is a limited Connecticut broad leaf and has a natural sweetness that balances with the nutty richness of the cigar. The style is medium bodied, though on the lighter side near mild. It is a very smooth smoke and quite enjoyable at any time of the day.
If you are new to cigars or just want to continue exploring your palate, this is an excellent choice you may end up craving again and again.