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10/19/17

Macanudo Inspirado Black (Original Blend) - Cigar Review

Lettuce lookit the Macanudo Black Inspirado in its ORIGINAL BLEND.  

revamp:
WRAPPER: Broadleaf
BINDER: Ecuadorian Sumatra
FILLER: Nicaraguan
original blend:
WRAPPER: Habano Connecticut
BINDER: Dominican
FILLER: Honduran, Nicaraguan, Dominican

SIZE: Robusto
STRENGTH: Medium-Full
ORIGIN: Dominican

NOTES:
Rolled nicely with tight seams and even draw giving satiating/saturating helpings a' smoky-smoke. Some slight softening a' pack, sans hard/soft spots, per se. Veins are minimal, tooth scant. Burns on a half-tick wobble of a fully sheen'd top-leaf, mandating no re-direct. Ash makes an inch growth in a loose stack a' heather-grey dimes. Pace begins moderately-set, then slows via progression, but ne'er becoming tedious.

  • Black pepper
  • Chili seasoning
  • Chocolate, semi-sweet & dark
  • Cedar, sweetly
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Molasses
  • Cream, toasted
  • Orange zest
  • Butterscotch (finish)
  • Leather, oils 
  • Compost

Texture is quite oily-rich. Verily well-rounded. Smooth, somewhat moistly-so, with a non-confrontational piquancy. Immediate draws are fusty a la the typical Macanudo profile -- yet more dark in nature. Cleans into bitter-sweet well-legg'd finish. Aroma sees the fusty bits linger longer. Superbly balanced notes delivered in a rather non-transitional manner, but pleasantly-so. Deep notes of excellently nuanced nethers.

FINAL GRADE: A-
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59
Get the original Macanudo Inspirado Black from my pals at Cigars City whilst ya still can. I'll thumb-wrestle ya for 'em.

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