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Stogie Reviews: Macanudo Maduro Hyde Park

24 Aug 2006

Of Macanudo’s three main lines, Natural, Robust, and Maduro, I am least familiar with the Maduro series. So, with an open mind, I proceeded to delve into this 5 and ½ by 50 ring gauge Macanudo Maduro Hyde Park.

An initial inspection of the cigar revealed a dark, somewhat toothy wrapper with a few small veins. Unlike many maduros, there is little if any oil apparent on the surface. And, like most Macanudos, this is a solid, dense cigar – not a bit spongy or soft to the touch.

After lighting up, the caramelization of the maduro wrapper’s many sugars deposited a sweet aroma into the air. My first taste revealed a creamy flavor with hints of dark chocolate. The draw was a bit tight, but far from unsmokable.

For a maduro, this is a very smooth and mild cigar. The creamy mocha flavors held consistent throughout. A testament to Macanudo’s high construction qualities, the burn was perfectly even to the end and the white ash held from inch to inch until gently knocked off.

While not a very complex cigar, I would recommend this as an excellent beginner’s Maduro.

For smooth flavor and dependable construction, the Macanudo Maduro Hyde Park receives three out of five stogies.

Patrick S


7 Responses to “Stogie Reviews: Macanudo Maduro Hyde Park”

  1. Jerry @ Stogie Review Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 11:46 am #

    I couldn’t agree more with you. There is a reason Macanudo is the biggest selling brand. They offer a basic line thats easy for the beginner to smoke. There are better maduros and there are stronger smokes than their Robusto but if you’re a beginner and are looking to develop your tastes, Macanudo with their basic flavor profile is a great place to start.

  2. Patrick A Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 12:28 pm #

    Good points, guys. This is a good beginner’s maduro, and the Macanudo natural is overall just a good beginner’s cigar.

    I still feel like these Macanudo lines have a lot to offer to experienced smokers as well, especially the robust. Lot’s of flavor in that one.

  3. jonny942 Wednesday, December 20, 2006 at 6:22 pm #


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  5. Stan Taylor Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 7:31 pm #

    Just tried to smoke one, tried to, smelled great,draw so tight I cut it down to the band and it would not draw. Waste of money,never again will I buy Macaputo.

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