It is now time for the Top 10 Cigars of 2014. These are the cigars that were simply amazing time and time again. They smoked great the first time, and they either continued to smoke that great or got better throughout the year. The Top Ten Cigars are something special, in a whole new class, and that is why the deserve a whole day of attention. Coming in at #10 is a cigar that is a line extension for this year, but is part of a line that is not new to the market. The line is Flor de Selva Maduro, and it is the maduro offering by Maya Selva Cigars. The company has been available on the international market for years now, but it was this year that they really began hitting the United States market and entering into retail locations across the nation. I have smoked through the entire portfolio, all of their cigars are truly great and unique, but it was the Flor de Selva Maduro that really wowed me this year. The #10 cigar of the year is the Flor de Selva No. 15 Maduro
Measuring 5.5" with a 54 ring gauge, the Flor de Selva No. 15 Maduro is a beautiful belicoso. The cigar is made in Honduras at and is composed with mostly Honduran tobacco as well. It comes covered with a Natural Maduro from Jamastrán, Honduras, and it has a Brazilian Mata Fina binder. The filler is all Honduran as well, and it features Habano from Jamastrán some Ligero from Azacualpa. The cigar is not your typical sweet maduro but more of a natural maduro in my opinion. It shows meaty qualities throughout, and it is paired with some pepper and spice notes. There are some herbal qualities present as well, and it shows some oak and leather flavors too. The finish is maduro like, and I am getting some roasted coffee and rich earth qualities. The construction is absolutely perfect throughout and it comes with a nice medium-full to full strength and body level. This was simply an incredible cigar and one that I tell everyone to get a box of as soon as possible. If a cigar is in my Top Ten list, it is box worthy, actually my whole Top 25 list is box worthy, but this cigar is special. This was a line and a company I knew little of before this year, and it is a company that I will always remember and come back to because of the products they deliver.