Macanudo Inspirado Orange
This is a cigar review of a Macanudo Inspired Orange by Macanudo Cigars. The size chosen for this review is the toro. This cigar consists of a Honduran wrapper with Honduran, Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers. The smoke experience is a medium bodied one that retails around $5.90.
The band is reddish orange with gold trim and font. The cigar is a nice tan brown with a toothy wrapper. Showing a few veins with minimal seams and finished with a double cap.
The wrapper radiates sweet Molasses and nuts. The type of cut we used for this smoke is the Xikar XO straight cut. The cold draw produces sweet cedar, spice and a bit of hay like notes.
First third – Real nutty and wood like flavors with a spice on the start. Spice blends the flavors into a caramel like note with a slight pepper component. Burn is sharp, Ash is light gray.
Second Third – Woody earthy notes come to the front with the sweet caramel and spice lingering in the background. At the mid-way point a nutty note comes back into the fold with the consistency of the caramel and spice still playing with the palate on the finish. Burn is sharp. Ash fell off at 2.25 inches
Final Third – The baking spices really take the stage here along with some nutty notes. Caramel moves to background and is still faint on the finish adding some sweetness.
The Macanudo Inspirado Orange was a good medium bodied smoke. Not one I’d have every day because I like a little more power, but the complexity of this was a nice change. Definitely a good morning or pre-dinner stick. Would I smoke again? Sure, it just wouldn’t be my first choice if there are options available.
Scotch – Macallan 12
Wine – Louis Bouillot Perle d’Aurore Brut Rosé
or Fire Road Sauvignon Blanc
Cigar Aficionado – 87pts. #20 Best Cigar of 2017.
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