Pedro Martin M – Cigar Review

This is a review of the Pedro Martin M. The Pedro Martin M is part of the Pedro Martin Platinum series, three new lines being introduced from Pedro Martin Cigars. Pedro Martin cigars are modeled after Pedro Martin, a renowned figure in the cigar industry for over 70 years. Pedro lives posthumously through the Martin Family Cigars, which is guided by his daughter Maria Martin. The other two lines in the Platinum series are the stronger Pedro Martin Fiera, and the Pedro Martin Royal. You can check out our review of the Pedro Martin Royal here.

Size: Pequeño 4 1/2 x 40
Wrapper: Mexican Maduro
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Strength: Medium
Body: Full
Flavor: Medium
Cigars Smoked For Review: 1

Appearance and Construction: The Pedro Martin M has a beautiful Maduro wrapper, but is a few shades lighter than a typical Maduro wrapper. It still has a rich cocoa color and very fine veins. The Pedro Martin M I sampled had a slight ridge from just below the band for about an inch and a half. This ridge is formed by the two clam shells of the mold.

Flavor and Notes: The foot and wrapper both carry a light barnyard, and woody scent. On the cold draw I experienced notes of hay, wood, and a slightly bitter zest.

Smoking Characteristics: The first draw had a strong wood spice up front that had an oak flavor. I was left with a slight white pepper on my palate. During the first third an oak and cedar spice dominated the flavor profile, and was joined with notes of hay. The smoke was very cool, rich, and full. The burn and draw were both even. In between each draw I was left with a slight tingle on my palate and a bittersweet woody flavor. When I retrohale there is fairly strong burn, putting the strength in the medium range.

During the second third the wood spices mellow out and become much sweeter. The flavor profile still remained woody, with notes of hay but was pleasantly sweet at this point. The smoke is still cool, rich, and bittersweet. The construction remains excellent with an even burn and draw.

In the last third of this smoke wood flavors start to give way into notes of bittersweet cocoa. This is the maduro wrapper really coming into play at this point with its sweet bitter sweet chocolate flavor. A sweet nutty note is also introduced during this part of the smoke. The smoke has remained cool, bittersweet, and full in its body. The tingling on the palate in between draws has ceased at this point. The flavor consists of the bittersweet cocoa, nuts, hay, and wood notes. The flavors are rich, full, complex, and very well blended.

Overall: I enjoyed the way the bittersweet cocoa profile was slowly introduced as the cigar progressed. It seems as if the maduro flavors were fighting to come to the forefront during the entire smoke. The Perdo Martin M required no attention to its burn or draw the entire time. The last third of the cigar was the most enjoyable, the rich complex flavors shifting slightly with each puff. I’d suggest trying out the Perdo Martin M to anyone who enjoys a medium cigar, it is the type of smoke that draws you in with its rich flavor profile. For those of you with time on your hands, the Pedro Martin M comes in the monstrous Goliath vitola, a 7 x 70!

Rating: 89

MSRP: $6.75