Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Macanudo Cafe Portofino Panatela

Macanudo Cafe Portofino Tube Cigar
Once upon a time, the Macanudo Cafe Portofino Tube cigar was my go-to stick. Every time I drove from Colville to Spokane I stopped by the smoke shop and picked up a couple--that was four or five times some weeks. I've smoked hundreds of these. I remember the sweet and spicy flavor, plus the seamless, vein free wrappers each cigar was draped in. This is  the first time I've smoked a Portofino in about eight years. So lets this cigar stacks up today.

This Macanudo Cafe Portofino comes in a tube, and I you know I can't resist tube cigars. It's covered with a stout, toothy, Claro colored wrapper. There are a few more veins it this wrapper than I remember and there are a couple wrinkles at the seams. Other than that, it's nice. It's packed well full length, plus the free draw has the same sweet and spicy flavor mix that I remember so well.

Once this baby was burning there were flavors of oak, leather, brown sugar, some floral notes, mild black pepper, a hint of barnyard and a nuances of spicy cedar full length. It was a the same tasty flavor combination I remember so well.

Even though the wrapper was a bit rougher than I remember, it was still a great cigar. The burn was razor sharp and it gave me sixty minutes of memories and smoking pleasure. I need to pick up a few more of these for Sunday morning coffee cigars.

I found these for sale online at famous-smoke.com for $6.99 as singles. 

Rated 92

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