Once again this is Michael back for your viewing pleasure. This time I have for you the Macanudo Vintage Cabinet Selection 1988 Number V which is a Robusto (5.5×49) with a Connecticut shade wrapper, Mexican binder and a Dominican and Mexican combo filler. Right now you can find this cigar for $27.50 online.
I was gifted this cigar by Rob Griff.
Starting out with this Macanudo Vintage Cabinet Selection 1988 Number V and I get a nasty spice taste up front that I really hope does not continue. It reminds me of those shops that you walk in and they have 8billion kinds of incense burning and it just smells like crap. I really wish you middle class people would step up your game a bit.
First ash fell off at about an inch and a quarter. I will also note, this cigar is smoking very fast even with the tight draw.
Already at the halfway point and the one word that comes to mind is, disappointed. This cigar really has no body nor flavor other than the minty spice and musty taste. I would call this cigar too mild for even me as it tastes like air with a dash of flavor.
I am still having tight draw issues but am trying to work through it the best I can.
Rounding out this cigar I am utterly ashamed to have smoked this. No flavor to speak of other than spice for the most part and the draw was always tight. Mild is a term to be used here but maybe inventing a new term called, air, would be more fitting.
At $27.50 this stick failed on all counts except the ash held on nicely. I would save the money and buy some better sticks.
Thank you again to Rob Griff for the cigar as normally I do not go into this low of a price range for my smokes.