Cigar review: Macanudo Inspirado White

Cigar review:

Macanundo/ Inspirado White Robusto

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The color white brings several thoughts to me. Firstly, the Beatles White Album which was a ground breaking mix of popular tunes such as Martha My Dear, Blackbird, and Julia. Also on this album was Helter Skelter, Revolution Number 9 and Why Don’t We Do it on the Road? which were jarring songs. 
The Macanudo brand might be taking a cue from the Beatles as their portfolio of cigars has become wilder and wilder too.
I received this cigar from General Cigar Company gratis to review. As always how and where I receive the cigar does not impact my subjective thoughts and suggest you smoke the cigar too, and make up your own opinion
From the words of Macanudo  , the Inspirado White is:

 

Beautiful, yet complex. Sweet, with spice. Rich, but nuanced. Macanudo Inspirado White is a study in contrasts. Outside, its golden Ecuadoran Connecticut wrapper, aged for 6 years, delivers an aesthetic quality like no other. Inside, an Indonesian binder brings forth an aromatic richness. Nicaraguan Estelí and Mexican San Andrés leaves, each aged for four years, continue the experience, producing a cigar brimming with notes of earth and spice.

Brand/Name: Macanudo Inspirado  White

Country of Origin: Honduras

Size: 5 x 50

Shape: Robusto

Price; $6.49 MSRP

Where and When Smoked: Los Angeles, Ca. 6/10/2018

 

Wrapper : Ecuadoran Connecticut

Binder: Indonesian

Filler : Nicaraguan (Estelí, Jalapa), Mexican San Andrés

Appearance/Construction: Light brown in appearance with a semi oily feel and smooth in the hand. Good looking cigar with a classy white band. Minimal veins , no obvious construction faults or issues.  It is pleasant-looking with nice lines.

Flavor/Taste and Aroma: First hit  was a surprise mix of mint, cinnamon and pepper. The pepper surprised me as I thought it would be a very mild blend.

First third was another surprise as the cigar loaded up with more spice with several notes of citrus and apples.

 Second third delivered more punch of pepper with an additional influence of nuts. I felt the power increase with each puff.

Final third threw me a slight flinty taste but this was very short and not a detriment to the overall enjoyment of the smoke.

Smoking Characteristics: Cigars should be easy to smoke without a fight. There were no battles as the cigar burned well , no hot spots, and no tunneling. It was overall consistent in construction.

Conclusion/Overall Impression:  The Macnundo Inspirado White was  medium in strength, plenty of smoking fun and a solid hour or so in the time frame.

Final Thoughts and the Numbers:

Macanudo has made a very nice jump to a broader base of cigar flavors. I have now tried the Red, Black and of course the White.

General Cigar and Macanudo can say this series of cigars are all winners and will help dispel the myth they only produce milder cigars for the masses. Seasoned smokers need to try this line.

Appearance/Construction: 4 out of 5

Flavor/Taste and Aroma: 4 out of 5

Smoking Characteristics: 4 out of 5

Conclusion/Overall Impression; 4 out 5

Do yourself a favor and purchase this smoke and a couple of the Red and Black too.

Keep smoking

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