February 4, 2008
Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Double Corona
Size : 190 x 19.45 mm
Ring : 49
Binder : Mexican
Filler : Dominican
Price : ~$10 each
Unlike the previous Macanudo reviewed on this site, the Prince Philip Maduro at least has some personality. It is not a bad cigar, yet it’s far from being a very good one.
Appearance : [rating:3.5/5]
Very straight line, the wrapper is a little coarse and hard (probably due to the fact that the cigar is not evenly filled).
Construction : [rating:4/5]
Fine pre-draw, woody and dusty. The draw is torpid in the beginning but gets better in the middle. The problem with unraveling wrapper is still there.
Flavor : [rating:3.5/5]
The first third is mostly marked by woody and vegetal flavors, which are getting stronger in the 2nd third (nutty notes are making their way in). The final third is what makes the day for the Macanudo Prince Philip – a very delicate and mild combination of cedar, honey and mushrooms. This is where the draw finally becomes perfect.
Value : [rating:3/5]
I’d say great value if it were three times less expensive. Now, since only the last third is worth talking about, I can only give it a 3 out of 5.
Overall Rating : [rating:overall/5]
Not as bad as the Macanudo Hampton Court, the Prince Philip is still not good enough for me to say that I liked it. It is an average-quality cigar with flavors that are, honestly, easily forgotten.
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