You can recognize a Griffin's Maduro cigar by its darker wrapper leaf. Maduro means 'mature' and 'ripe' in Spanish. These cigars are made with a special broadleaf wrapper leaf planted in Connecticut and then left to grow in the sun. The broadleaf variety is a bigger and structurally stronger leaf which is well able to withstand the rigorous fermentation process involved in producing the finished wrapper leaf. A second fermentation process, which takes around 3 months, gives the wrapper leaf its typically dark color plus a slightly sweet taste and a strong aroma. Compared to other Griffin's cigars, Our Maduros have a more robust, yet still harmonious character, which is visibly underlined by the dark wrapper leaf.