Macanudo Hampton Court Robust

Macanudo Hampton Court

MacanudoOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Corona
Size : 140 x 17 mm
Ring : 42
Binder : Mexican
Filler : Dominican
Hand-Made
Price : ~$6 each

Macanudo is one of the brands I was eager to try, since a lot of people are searching for “macanudo” here at Cigar Inspector. As soon as I had an opportunity, I got myself a few of Hampton Courts (tubos) for about 6 USD each. According to Leafy Times, the Robust line is the most interesting although I can’t say that I was impressed with this cigar.

Macanudo Hampton Court

Appearance : Rating: ★★★☆☆
The wrapper is far from smooth, with very pronounced veins (they really stand out because of their darker color). I must admit this is not my favorite wrapper shade, I am more into milk chocolate.

Macanudo Hampton Court

Construction : Rating: ★★★½☆
Average construction. Although the light-up process was painless and I was getting a pretty good draw, the wrapper began unraveling (a little) 5 minutes later. Fine ash.

Macanudo Hampton Court

Flavor : Rating: ★½☆☆☆
Disappointing. Tasted like a dry cigarette, very bland and the only flavor I could distinguish was average-quality tobacco. People I was with complained about the bad smell of this one (never happened to me before).

Macanudo Hampton Court

Value : Rating: ★☆☆☆☆
I would not recommend ever buying this one.

Macanudo Hampton Court

Overall Rating : Overall Rating: ★★½☆☆
The Macanudo Hampton Court disappointed me, I was expecting something much more interesting, especially considering that Macanudo is supposed to be a premium and very well-known brand.