Review: The Berger Argenti Quad Maduro

Review: The Berger Argenti Quad Maduro

Not long ago I was perusing the shelves of my local Brick and Mortar looking for something different to try. My favorite cigars were just not calling to me that day, so I decided to take a walk on the wild side. Being in that pioneering spirit I looked around the shop for  something to catch my eye, and eventually one cigar did, the Berger-Argenti Entubar Quad Maduro.

The unique design element of the Entubar is its mini-cigar nub that protrudes from the foot of the cigar. It is unlike anything I have seen before, and purportedly adds a functionality to the cigar that helps ensure a perfect smoking experience every time. In fact according to the Berger Argenti website the Entubar Quad Maduro uses aged Nicaraguan filler leaves that are:

“carefully rolled into {themselves} creating delicate ‘scrolls’ of rich, flavorful tobacco. This age-old method ensures open chambers of air flow from the foot to the head of the cigar, creating a superior draw. What makes this new brand stand apart from all others is the revolutionary manufacturing process and appearance of the ENTUBAR® cigar. The ligero tobacco that lend the cigar its unique full body is bunched independently before being ‘re-bunched’ directly into the center of the remaining ‘entubar’ rolled filler blend. This ligero ‘channel’ ranges the full length of the cigar and extends ¼” beyond the finished trimmed foot, creating a startlingly unique ‘fuse like’ appearance that virtually assures a perfect conical burn, long white ash and a rich, complex mosaic of flavors directly focused to the aficionado’s palate.”

So without further adieu, my take on the Berger Argenti Entubar Quad Maduro Robusto. The wrapper was fairly smooth with some sleight veins and an oily sheen. Using a cutter I clipped the cap with ease and noticed no unraveling or construction issues. At this point, I began to wonder how the cigar within a cigar would affect the draw. Fortunately it does not, and the cold draw, while a little bit tight, reveals some sweet earthy notes. As I pull away the bright yellow advisory sticker on the foot of the cigar, I remind myself to thoroughly toast the foot. Soon after my initial light and toasting of the foot, the real fun begins when the voluminous smoke clouds begin to encircle me.

The entubar, as I have stated produces volumes of smoke and an assortment of big flavors. In the first third of the stick I notice earthy floral notes and some light spice, as the cigar moves towards the middle I notice a change from the sweeter notes to the more leathery notes, finally in the last third the strong leather notes give way to some of the sweet notes again for the finish. As stated by Berger & Argenti the stick does burn evenly throughout, and had excellent construction.

So if you are a fan of medium to full body cigars, and like interesting innovations on the vitola shape front, this cigar is for you! The Berger Argenti Quad Maduro stands out as an excellent example of a great cigar that marries its flavor with an interesting package.

Rating: 8.5
Strength: Medium-Full
Price: $8.xx
Size: Robusto
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Sun-Grown Maduro
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan & Dominican




  1. Albert J. Argenti June 29, 2011 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    Anthony, I’m happy you enjoyed your Entubar moment and thank you for your very kind words.

    • Anthony C. June 29, 2011 at 2:07 pm - Reply

      No problem! It’s easy to write about the good ones! Keep up the great work!

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