Macanudo Crü Royale Poco Gordo
Poco Gordo
91
points
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
60 60
Medium
Medium
Tasting Note
General Cigar looked at its Macanudo portfolio and found a gap—it needed a medium-strength cigar. Macanudo Crü Royale is far stronger than Macanudo Café but not as powerful as Macanudo 1968, and it has several tobaccos not seen in traditional Macanudos. Like many of the big brands on this year’s Top 25 list, the Crü Royale has brought new dimension to the company portfolio by using a dark, flavorful Ecuadoran Habano leaf. General recently took this interesting blend and decided to roll it in a short, stout 4-inch by 60-ring- gauge size. Consequently, it wound up as the highest rated cigar from the Crü Royale line that we’ve ever smoked. Despite its dark, oily wrapper and thick ring gauge, the Poco Gordo draws and burns beautifully delivering leathery, nutty flavors, and a richness that isn’t ordinarily associated with the Macanudo line.
Body Medium
Size Odd
Ring Gauge 60
Length 4"
Filler Nicaragua, Dom. Rep., Brazil
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper Ecuador
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2013
Price $5.79
Designation Top 25 of 2012 | Rank: 23
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2016 | Score: 84

Fleeting notes of earth and leather become tart and charry. The cigar seems to overheat as it smokes.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2016 | Score: 88

An ultra-squat robusto with a firm draw that delivers a tangy, woody smoke, some nuttiness and a dry finish. A medium-bodied cigar.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2012 | Score: 91

A squat cigar with some burn issues, but significant walnut and coffee flavors are brought together by a richly textured smoke

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
100-Point Scale