Pedro Martin Fiera – Cigar Review
This is a review of the Pedro Martin Fiera. Pedro Martin recently released 3 new lines as part of their platinum series. The other two new cigars in the line are the M, another maduro wrapper, but medium in strength, and the Royal, a smooth Connecticut. This brings the number of lines from Pedro Martin up to 6. The preexisting lines being the gold, corojo, and ruby, which were introduced in 2011.
Size: 6 x 60
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Maduro
Binder: Nicaraguan Criollo
Filler: Nicaraguan Corojo
Strength: Medium to Full
Cigars Smoked For Review: 1
Appearance and Construction: The wrapper of the Pedro Martin Fiera is a very light color for a maduro, and has fine visible veins. It was rolled using the booking method and has no soft spots. The cap on the Pedro Martin Fiera is very generous, giving plenty of space for a cut.
Flavor and Notes: The wrapper has a light sweet cocoa scent, the foot has the same cocoa scent combined with notes of bittersweet chocolate, coffee, and hay. The cold draw produces a creamy coffee flavor combined with light barnyard notes. The cold draw also has a bittersweet flavor to it.
Smoking Characteristics: The first draw starts out with a deep woody flavor combined with strong cocoa notes. It leaves an oaky flavor on the palate with notes of bittersweet chocolate. During the first third the Perdo Martin Fiera produces a rich cool full body of creamy smoke. The flavor is combined of a sweet cocoa, with lots of coffee backing it up. The draw is excellent, and from the retrohale I would put the strength at a medium to full.
Going into the second third of this smoke the sweet cocoa flavors intensify, but is joined with a slight bitterness. In this third the oak spice joins in as an undertone and the coffee flavors subside. After each draw I’m left with notes of oak and cocoa on my palate. The draw remains even, producing a full body of the rich, cool, creamy smoke. The strength is certainly medium towards full, a nice nicotine buzz setting in already. The Perdo Martin Fiera holds an nice tight ash as well. During this third one correction was required to even out the burn.
In the final part of the Pedro Martin Fiera the strength is really catching up on me, becoming nearly full. The flavor remains consistent with the last third, rich bittersweet cocoa, and an undertone of oak and espresso. The burn and draw required a bit of attention during this part of the smoking experience to restore the smoke to its full body. The smoke’s flavor remained rich, cool, creamy and bitter sweet. Coming down to the nub the cocoa flavors completely overwhelm the oak and coffee finishing with slightly warm, creamy, bittersweet smoke, which filled the air around me with its scent.
Overall: The Pedro Martin Fiera was an enjoyable medium to full strength smoke. The flavor while not complex was well blended, rich, and full. Unfortunately the burn and draw did require some attention, but not so much as to spoil the smoking experience. If you are a fan of maduro cigars, or Nicaraguan tobaccos, the Pedro Martin Fiera would be a fine choice.