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Quick Smoke: Macanudo Hampton Court

19 Aug 2007

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief take on a single cigar.

Despite being the best-selling premium cigar in America, I’ve never really been a huge fan of Macanudo, especially the brand’s Connecticut Shade-wrapped Café line. But the five and ½ inch by 42 ring gauge Hampton Court I enjoyed at a bar the other night really hit the spot with some creamy, mild flavors. While you may have to pay a little extra for the name, the quality control and consistency are hard to beat.

Verdict = Buy.

Patrick A

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3 Responses to “Quick Smoke: Macanudo Hampton Court”

  1. cigarmonkey Sunday, August 19, 2007 at 9:35 am #

    Last night, I just smoked the Prince Phillip and I have to tell you that it was disappointing. You are correct that the cafe series lacks the taste of a rich smoke. It was mild and bland. It tasted like paper. However, it was well constructed. I guess I am use to smoking too many bold smokes.

    I too am not a Macanudo fan but I do like the Hyde Park. It never fails to dissappoint. You may want to give that a try.

  2. Patrick A Sunday, August 19, 2007 at 12:04 pm #

    Yes, I know exactly what you mean by the bland and papery tastes of the Café line. For some reason, though, all the Hampton Courts I’ve had have been much better with a pleasant tobacco flavor.

  3. Cigarmonkey Monday, August 20, 2007 at 4:31 pm #

    I have to pick one up and give it a try.