495. Macanudo Gran Reserva 2020 Gran Toro

Store bought at Brobergs.

Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.

Information:
Wrapper: Ecuador
Binder: Dominican Piloto Cubano
Filler: Brazilian, Nicaraguan & Dominican Republic
Limited production of 32’000 cigars in boxes of 8 cigars each (4000 boxes).

Size: 9×48, Gran Toro.

Wrapper: Coffee bean, oily and smooth with small veins.

Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Hay and cacao.

1st third: Starts with minerals, dark rich 80% dark chocolate, earthy sweetness, nutmeg and ginger.

2nd third: The previous flavours mellow out to a creamy nougat, creamy cappuccino and a creamy milk chocolate with a touch of oakwood in the background.

Burn: Burns sharp with a firm and stable crisp white ash.

Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue and a light draw.

3rd third: It backtracks to the same flavours from part 1.

Duration: 20:45-22:30, 1h 45min.

Conclusion: A full bodied cigar with a medium strength profile.

Result: In my book this is an 93 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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