Macanudo Gold Label Gold Bar

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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6 Responses to “Macanudo Gold Label Gold Bar”

vulture December 7th, 2012 at 3:23 pm

My brother loves Macs. I’ll have to buy him one or two. Then buy myself something from RP or My Father. :)

Julia December 7th, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Thanks for the review, Thomas. I have one of these in my humi and I’ve been hesitant to smoke it. I’ll def try to get to it this weekend now!

jjo December 7th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Sounds rather boring. As you said, it wouldn’t be fair to snub it altogether, so shed the fancy packaging and give me a fair price and maybe I’ll ty it. Until then, I’ll have to pass.

Tom December 8th, 2012 at 9:36 am

Vulture – The Le Bijou is more my speed, but yep, some people love their Macanudo’s.

Julia – Ya gotta give them credit. I would have never noticed this cigar if it were not for the “Shiny things!” packaging. It was like buying a Willy Wonka candy bar golden ticket. I think you’ll like this one with coffee. Although it doesn’t beat my morning Perdomo Champagne (you know damn rite!).

JJO – Like you, I prefer something a little more bold. I just try to keep an open mind in cases like this. I can see the market for it, I’m probably just not the target.

vulture December 18th, 2012 at 3:37 pm

At least you are honest and admit to being biased about the more mild sticks not being your thing. You are still able to tell it like it is and that is what I appreciate. I’ll have to check out The Le Bijou if I can find one.

Tom December 19th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Vulture – I appreciate your feedback. That’s really the idea. Even if it isn’t for me, sometimes you can picture someone else liking it.

Don’t get me started on the Le Bijou. I really enjoy that cigar. Try it as soon as you can!

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