Few names are as synonymous with cigars themselves as Macanudo, a timeless brand that has long occupied the humidors of aficionados across the world. Among the most sought-after offerings by Macanudo is the Macanudo Gold Label, a limited, seasonal project that boasts some of the world's finest wrapper selections from the famed Connecticut River Valley.
Indeed, the band is not the only element that designates this cigar as <em>gold</em>, as the wrapper is a silky-smooth golden-hued Connecticut Shade variety. This leaf comes from the first and second primings of the plant, with the added shade coverage making for an especially smooth look and performance. The binder is a Mexican San Andrés leaf, also harvested from the first and second primings. Finally, the filler is made up of Dominican Piloto Cubano and Mexican leaves, with the full blend translating to a mild, flavor-focused experience, including highlight nuances of buttered crackers, barnyard hay, clean cedar, and creamy nuts.