Dapper Cigar Co.

La Madrina Shade

Over the past few years La Madrina has become our number one cigar requested both domestically as well as internationally. It only made sense that we needed to compliment this line with perhaps a lighter more subtle extension. Hence, La Madrina Connecticut Shade was born.

Blending a Connecticut Shade cigar again brought back a lot of memories... memories of starting the blending process for Cubo Claro almost a decade ago. What started as skepticism on how much a Shade cigar can really be improved, turned into excitement as to how balanced and interesting we could make a Shade cigar.

By starting off with our original Habano blend, we were able to tweak a few components in the cigar and really create a blend that was truly creamy and balanced, but still not your typical Shade cigar. Not typical because it was uniquely and pleasantly interesting. Are we standing on the shoulder of our giant? We believe so and hope you agree.


Medium Full / Full


Medium Full / Full


The Shade-wrapped version of our La Madrina is a thoughtful, softer expression of its bold brethren. Pale exotic spices, floral and citrus notes, and buttery suede-wrapped cedar all get folded into rich dollops of cream. A white pepper kick cleanses and highlights fantastic complexities. This one isn't killin' it. It's chillin' it.


Ecuador / Connecticut desflorado / CASJUCA / A.S.P. (Perez)

(Undisclosed) / (Undisclosed) / (Undisclosed)

Nicaragua / Esteli / Guadalupe / Oliva Tobacco Co.
Nicaragua / Jalapa / Cofradía Relleno / Oliva Tobacco Co
Dominican Republic / Habano ’92 / (Undisclosed) / (Undisclosed)
U.S. / (Undisclosed) / (Undisclosed) / (Undisclosed)


Regular Production (20 Count Boxes)
Robusto (5 x 50)
Toro (6 1/8 x 52)
Belicoso (6 1/4 x 52)
Corona Gorda (5 5/8 x 46)


Packaged in a Natural Wood, Fully-Dressed Hinge-top Box with Individual Cellophane and Barcoding. All packages include a 69% RH 10g Boveda humidification pack to ensure proper humidification during transit and storage. This line was available pre August 8th. 2016 FDA cutoff.

All La Madrina Cigars are Manufactured by Nicaragua America Cigars, S.A. (NACSA) in Esteli, Nicaragua. The production manager in charge is Raul Disla.