Review of Macanudo Inspirado
Brazilian Shade Cigars
By: Gary Manelski
Macanudo Inspirado Brazilian Shade cigars are made in Dominican Republic with Connecticut Shade wrappers grown in Brazil, Mexican San Andrean binders, and a blend of filler tobaccos from Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. The cigars were released in May 2021, and are available in two sizes: Churchill (7 x 48) and Toro (6½ x 52). This is a review of the Toro size, which is priced at $10.49 per cigar. For more information, please refer to the press release.
The sample Macanudo Inspirado Brazilian Shade Toro cigars began with pleasant and mild flavors of naturally sweet tobacco along with hints of nuts and spice. The flavors were mostly consistent throughout the smoke, but the mild sweetness gradually began to fade after the first few puffs, and notes of cedar emerged in one of the samples around the 20-minute mark. These cigars would be a very good choice not only for beginners, but also for mainstream cigar smokers and connoisseurs who occasionally prefer a mild-to-medium bodied smoke (second sample was closer to medium bodied).
The sample Macanudo cigars maintained a steady and mostly even burn which did not require any relights, with only minor and optional touch-ups at around their half-way points. The cigars had a nice draw and held a long ash. It took me about 75 minutes to smoke each Toro-sized cigar down to two inches remaining.
These mild-to-medium bodied Macanudo Inspirado Brazilian Shade cigars fit perfectly into the Macanudo line-up. The cigars smoke exactly how Macanudo's are expected, based on the reputation of the brand. I rate Macanudo Inspirado Brazilian Shade cigars with a very respectable and good 3.75 points on a 5-point scale.
Disclosure: Review samples were provided by the manufacturer.
Brazilian Shade Cigar