Cigar Review: Macanudo Café Portofino

Basic Information: Macanudo Café Portofino

Manufacturer – Macanudo Cigars

Size – Lancero

Wrapper – Connecticut Shade

Tobacco Blend – Dominican and Mexican

Pricing – $6.50

Body – Mild


This cigar is long and skinny with a light brown colored wrapper with few veins and visible but tight seams.


Aroma – Sweet Cedar and Hay

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Sweet Cedar

After Toast:

First Third – Notes of tea and cedar with a nutty undertow begin this smoke and finishes with an earthy flavor. The burn is wavy with a thin and flaky ash that falls at the inch and half mark.

Second Third – Tea, nuts and cedar carry into the next third and the finish remains rich earth. The burn is wavy.

Final Third – Cedar and a subtle cream mixes with the tea and nutty notes. The finish still sits rich on the palate with earth notes.

Suggested Pairing:

Wine – Gerd Anselmann Riesling 

Scotch – Glenmorangie


Overall Experience:

This Macanudo Café Portofino is a nostalgic cigar for me. It brings me back to my first premium cigar experience in Myrtle Beach with my best friend during the Summer of 2004. After a summer full of Philly Blunts, this thing tasted like a piece of heaven and since then, there was no going back. It was a perfect welcome into the world of cigars that I have come to love. The simple light flavor profile is just enough to get you in a good place while you kick back with some Jack Johnson and tune out the world.


Cigar Aficionado – 89pts.

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