Charter Oak Maduro in Toro by Foundation Cigars

Vitola: Toro
Length: 6.0
Gauge: 52

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
Binder: Nicaraguan Habano
Filler: Nicaraguan Esteli, Jalapa
Blender/Creator: Nick Melillo
Factory: Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua S.A.
Country: Nicaragua
Purchase Source: Timber Valley Tobacco
Date Purchased: September 21, 2018
Date Smoked: May 5, 2020

Charter Oak  Maduro in Toro by Foundation Cigars

Cigar Walk

Charter Oak, Charter Oak Maduro, Connecticut Broadleaf, Foundation Cigars, Nicaragua, Nick Melillo It had been so long that I had almost forgotten how good the affordable Charter Oak Maduro by Foundation Cigars are… In a hashtag, #SoGood!

So, from the boss of Connecticut Broadleaf aka Nick Melillo, let’s fire this up.

Earthy chocolate and leather are the flavors right off the bat have shown up for the start of this cigar with a retrohale that has some spice to it. The mouth-feel from the smoke is chewy and oily through a perfect draw.

At the second third, everything is humming along and I’m happy just to sit back and enjoy this experience.

I’m at the last third with a perfect draw and razor sharp burn and I’m just simply enjoying this often-overlooked smooth cigar with its chewy smoke. I’ve to start keeping this in mind as I seek cigars with a dark rich flavor profile.

Box Worthy

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill


Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper Mmmmm, Good!

Let’s be real, Cigars can be an expensive hobby. Now, acclaimed blender/creator Nick Melillo from Foundation Cigars has produced and manufactured an outstanding affordable “value” cigar; The Charter Oak by Foundation Cigars.

Opening cold draw; cocoa and hay/grass, and a mouthful of smokey goodness that only Connecticut Broadleaf can deliver followed by almonds, coffee, and leathery earth.

I’m lovin’ my visit with the Charter Oak Maduro Toro

Life is Good
Stay Smokey

My first time with the Charter Oak Maduro. I picked it up at Timber Valley Tobacco and then headed to Redtail Golf Center for some putting practice

Hmmm, nice stick.

The Experience

Ash: Consistent
Smoke Output: Thick
Flavor: Earthy
Strength: Medium
Body: Medium
Finish: Simple
Value: Good
Overall Rating (1-5): 3

The Cigar

Chocolate: 2
Coffee: 3
Cream: 3
Earthy: 3
Grass/Hay: 3
Leather: 3
Pepper: 2