Cigar Czars



Review of Macanudo Inspirado
Tercio-Aged Toro Cigar

By: Gary Manelski

Macanudo Inspirado Terico Aged is a limited-edition cigar made in the Dominican Republic. The blend features Dominican filler that has been aged six months using a special tercio process, which is then combined with Colombian filler tobacco. The wrapper is Mexican San Andreas and the binder is Indonesian. These cigars were released in April 2023, and are available in two sizes. The Toro (6 x 54) is priced at $10.49 per cigar, and the Churchill (7 x 49) is $10.99. For more information about these cigars, check out the press release and scan the QR Code on the back of the cigar's band with your phone. If you don't have a smart phone, the QR Code leads to this special webpage on the manufacturer's website.

The sample Macanudo Inspirado Tercio-Aged Toro started off with a peppery flavor. After about five minutes, an earthy flavor also kicked in, but the pepper was still predominant. During the next 5-10 minutes, the pepper gradually tamed down a bit and the flavor became more balanced between the pepper and earth, and the smoke noticeably began to smooth out. The body was medium-plus, not quite reaching the medium-to-full range. Thereafter, the flavors remained very enjoyable until the very end.

It took me 65 minutes to smoke the Macanudo Inspirado Tercio-Aged Toro down to two inches remaining. During that time, the cigar had a great draw, even burn, and held a long ash. There were no bothersome issues (relights, touch-ups, etc.) to deal with during the smoking session, which made for a most enjoyable and relaxing experience.

I found the Macanudo Inspirado Tercio-Aged Toro to be a superior smoke worthy of a superior rating of 4.25 points on a 5-point scale. The cigar's excellent construction added to the enjoyment of its well-balanced flavors. For any cigar, it's always great when there are not any annoying anatomical problems that can detract from the overall smoking experience.

Disclosure: Review samples were provided by the manufacturer.

Macanudo Inspirado Tercio Cigar
Macanudo Inspirado
Tercio-Aged Cigar