A dark brown shade of wrapper tobacco leaf, usually thought of as the traditional Cuban cigar color. The dark brown color can be achieved though sun exposure, a cooking process or a prolonged fermentation. Maduro wrappers are rich and smooth, making for a full flavored and slightly sweet tasting cigar. At present, maduro cigars are very popular. Colorado Maduro has slightly lighter shade. In Spanish, maduro means "ripe". See also Colorado Maduro, Wrapper.