Cigar Reviewed: Macanudo Vintage 2010
Smoked at: Republic, MO
Cedar, Herbs, and light spice flavors with a barnyard hay aroma. Mostly even burn, had to touch up once. Beautifully wrapped in a cedar sleeve, and oily wrapper.
The Macanudo Vintage 2010 Cigars Back Story
Nearly 40 years ago, Macanudo created the world’s first “Vintage” cigar to spotlight an exceptional wrapper developed in part by Mother Nature herself. Enter the Macanudo Vintage 2010 that continues the brand’s Vintage tradition thanks to ideal climatic conditions, meticulous curing, and precise maturation techniques perfected by the artisans who create Macanudo cigars
The 2010 growing season saw the hottest temperatures in 25 years throughout the Connecticut River Valley. When combined with high humidity and optimal rainfall for tobacco, the result was an exceptionally silky, shade-grown wrapper, Dominican Piloto Cubano 94, that was cured for eight weeks, then aged for the entire decade. It’s a proprietary Cuban-seed varietal by which the long-term process ultimately resurrected the unique aroma and taste characteristics the tobacco possessed two decades earlier. Ernest Gocaj (pronounced, go-cosh), who oversees the Connecticut growing operations for Macanudo said, “Given how unique and special this crop was, we were obsessive in monitoring the tobacco throughout the curing process, and ultimately brought its very best attributes to life.”