The early smoke is filled by intense cedar and black pepper characters; the amounts of smoke seem to vary considerably in the first third, but the draw is always excellent all the way down. In the second third, a very rich aromatic presence, with scents of wood, pepper, mushrooms and autumn leaves. The smoke gets a little dry at the end of the second third. The last third is fulfilling and satisfying, with the same flavors dominating.
Cohiba Secretos is the smallest of the maduro range, but it is packed with a surprisingly rich bouquet of flavors.