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Macanudo Gold Label Gold Bar

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Macanudo, while very popular, is often snubbed by the snobbiest of self proclaimed aficionados. For the record, I’ve been guilty of just that. But, after having some good to awesome Macanudo blends, I check em out from time to time. As I was browsing the humidor at a local shop, out of the corner of my eye was shiny things. Because of that, this review exists.

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Wrapper: Connecticut

Binder: Mexican San Andreas

Filler: Dominican, Mexican

Size: 5 x 60

Price: $8.75

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Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The light wrapper looked nice, with small veins, and no major flaws. The scent of the wrapper and foot was so mild, I had a hard time picking up the aroma of cedar. The cigar was evenly and solidly packed, and the draw was a little snug. The pre-light draw was mild, earthy, and cedary.

The burn required a few good sized corrections in the first third, and the ash held for about 1.5 inches.


The first third was a fairly even mixture of nuts and earthiness. The finish was a mild and creamy.

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The second third kept the exact same flavor profile. The only thing that changed was the strength. It increased slightly, but still remained very mild.

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The last third: Copy and paste my description of the second third here. Saying anything more would be redundant.

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This was a good mild bodied, mild strength cigar. If I were to smoke more of these, it would have to be with coffee. The simple, one dimensional flavor profile demands it. I prefer something a little more bold, so this one will probably fall off of my radar. It wouldn’t be fair to snub this cigar altogether. Those who prefer a mild, simple smoke should check this one out.

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