Wrapper: Ecuadoran Habano
Filler: Brazilian Mata Fina, Nicaraguan and Dominican Viso longfiller
Binder: La Vega Especiale (Dominican Republic)
Country: Dominican Republic
To start off this was a well priced and excellent cigar all the way through, most likely due to the fact it was crafted by the legendary Benji Menedez. The same man who created the Limited Partagas Benji Master Series. This smoke uses an Ecuadorian wrapper that encloses a Dominican binder, Brazilian, Nicaraguan, and Dominican filler that makes an enjoyable medium-bodied smoke. The Crü had thick veins and a soft pack that produced a lot of smoke. The initial draw was smooth and had thick creamy, nutty smoke with flavors of rich earth. The first third had a caramelized, creamy, sweet tobacco flavor with a perfect mix of earth and mixed nuts. The ash was white but, not to firm and the burn was slightly jagged that needed touch ups. The second third was for the most part was the same as the first third staying creamy and enjoyable with the burn getting a little better. As for the finish the burn evened out and the flavors weren’t overwhelming as in harsh until the absolute end. The caramelization went away and the earth toned down a bit with the nutty flavor remaining. This is a fairly new smoke by Macanudo that didn’t disappoint and stayed very consistent even though the burn was a bit jagged but, don’t let that turn you away this smoke is very recommended.