Macanudo Inspirado Tercio Aged is handcrafted at General Cigar Dominicana in Santiago and will ship to retailers during the first week of April. The blend will be available in two sizes and just 3,400 boxes will be released in the U.S.
The Macanudo Inspirado Brazilian Shade Toro was a fun cigar with a nice flavor profile. Not overly complex, it was balanced throughout. I loved the coffee, cream and lemongrass qualities throughout. A solid medium in strength and body, it is a cigar that many could enjoy at any time of day. Job well done!
The Macanudo Inspirado Green Robusto was not what I would expect from a cigar with a Brazilian Arapiraca wrapper. I was met with rather milquetoast flavors that were linear through each third. While not unpleasant for the first and second thirds, it did not provide enough to engage my attention. I would rather reach for the Macanudo Inspirado White, Black or Palladium, if I was smoking something from the Inspirado portfolio.
Macanudo will soon debut a new Inspirado collection featuring a rare Brazilian wrapper and a proprietary Cuban-seed filler, marking the first time these tobaccos have been used with Macanudo. Called Macanudo Inspirado Brazilian Shade, the limited-edition line brings together masterful blending with expert agronomy for a one-of-a-kind smoking experience.
The Macanudo Inspirado Palladium Robusto was an enjoyable and pleasant smoking experience. Although, the final third didn't have the same levels of complexity present in the first two thirds. Overall, the strength never seemed to climb above medium minus and I feel like this cigar could appeal to a broad range of cigar smokers.
The overall conclusion of the Inspirado Red Robusto is that this is a well priced cigar delivering flavors some Equadorian Habano cigars much pricier simply cannot compete with. Given the $6 price point, this is worth at least a fiver to start with.
Dressed in Ecuadoran Habano ligero and blended with rarefied tobaccos including twelve-year aged Nicaraguan Ometepe, ten-year aged Honduran Jamastran and five-year-aged Nicaraguan Esteli, Macanudo Inspirado Red has a hearty Nicaraguan Jalapa binder. Enticing notes of pepper and spice reign, transcending the experience of Central American tobaccos to the point of sublime.
I feel like the Macanudo Inspirado White Robusto truly stood out as an interesting cigar with great flavor complexity. I would not hesitate to recommend this cigar to a wide array of cigar smokers, and will be adding it to my purchase list for 2018.
The flavor profile was direct and in a way, as expected of a good tasting broadleaf cigar. In my opinion, General Cigar's shift in bolder marketing and cigar flavor profile of Macanudo is a win, as this will most likely gain popularity of most American smokers who enjoys fuller body and flavors.
Macanudo Inspirado Orange will be available only through brick and mortar cigar shops, and Macanudo Inspirado Black will be available through internet and catalog retailers exclusively. The collections are presented in 20 count boxes.