The Macanudo Inspirado White Robusto cigar deviates from what you might anticipate from the Macanudo brand because it has a medium body as opposed to the line’s previous light-bodied releases.
As far as flavor profiles go, this cigar is sophisticated and offers a wide range of flavors. It has an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, an Indonesian binder, and leaves from Mexico and Nicaragua that have been used to age the blend for several years.
|Wrapper Origin: Ecuadorian||Shape: Robusto|
|Length: 5||Ring: 50|
|Wrapper: Connecticut Shade||List Price: $145.80 (Box of 20)|
|Origin: Dominican Republic||Strength: Medium|
Appearance of Macanudo Inspirado White Robusto
The wrapper of the Macanudo Inspirado White Robusto cigar has a toasted brown color, is extremely firm, packed, has a double cap, and has some veins and obvious seams. This cigar is very well constructed as well.
A lovely white and silver band is placed on the cigar. On a silver background, the word “Macanudo” is inscribed in all capital letters, almost at the top of the band itself. On the other hand, the word “Inspirado” is also written in black font, but it is written in a style that resembles cursive rather than all capital letters. Given that the band was bordered by the color silver, it was positioned practically below the band itself and has a white background, which matches the band’s overall color in the middle.
Black pepper is the first flavor I tasted as I took a few puffs from the Macanudo Inspirado White Robusto cigar. Additionally, it imparts the flavors of woody substances like charred oak, cedar, and salty leather. The pepper can also be found in the retro-hale and finish. The cigar is also incredibly creamy and smooth. It starts out a little mild in terms of strength, but the black pepper gave it a lot more kick at the beginning. The draw and burning of the cigar are excellent.
After smoking through the first third, I noticed that the burn line was uneven, but it had no effect on the overall quality of the cigar. It is a medium-bodied cigar, not light like the other Macanudo cigars. In contrast to my first few puffs, when it was really kicking in, the pepper flavor has kind of subsided. The predominant flavor on this part is cedar, with hints of spice, woody components, and leather as well. In terms of the aftertaste, the flavor takes on a hint of orange or lemon zest. Furthermore, the cigar is incredibly toasted, and the retro-hale still has notes of pepper and wood.
Regarding the second third of my cigar, the cedar flavor is still predominant. While the black pepper and spice are still present, they are also continuing to fade. As the hay tastes begin to emerge, more citrus zest is given off. Less pepper is present in the retro-hale now.
My last third of the cigar is still medium-bodied and mild to medium in strength. The predominant flavor in the flavor profiles is still cedar. Little to no wood flavor remains, little to no hay flavor remains, and the spice and pepper flavors have diminished. It still has citrus zest in it. Lastly, it finishes very creamy and smooth.
Contrary to popular belief, the Macanudo Inspirado White Robusto cigar is not your typical light cigar. In fact, this particular Macanudo is not light at all because you can already taste the pepper on it before you even light it up. The cigar has a good finish, with cedar flavors dominating the flavor profile.
This one should be smoked slowly because the flavor is built up in layers. Regarding the draw, burn, and construction, it ends very much the same way it started. It would definitely be perfect with a cup of coffee and could be enjoyed in the morning.