From the start, the Licenciados Wavell Maduro cigar produces a thick, rich and heady smoke. Spice with an underlying sweetness predominate the first inch or so of the cigar complemented by a rich finish. As the cigar progresses, the spice fades to a pleasant background player as the natural sweetness of the wrapper begins to really show its character. Woody and sweet, the cigar continues on a medium bodied path as the spicy component fades more. About half way through, the cigar takes on an even more sweet and woody profile with the spicy notes fading almost, but never entirely, away. A beautiful, bluish smoke is produced at the foot which permeates the smoker’s surroundings with a soft and enjoyable aroma.