Macanudo Vintage 2006 CigarMaking an appearance on the market in November of 2012, the Macanudo Vintage 2006 Cigar is a prime example of what the Macanudo line can offer. These premium sticks are enveloped in a Connecticut Shade wrapper that is from a crop grown in 2006, and carefully aged to perfection. It is claimed that this crop of Connecticut Shade is one of the best ever cultivated, due to the ideal weather conditions for tobacco growing in 2006. Blocking the leaves from direct sunlight while they develop has resulted in a finer and smoother end product. These sticks have a Dominican and Mexican filler, paired with a Mexican San Andres 2006 binder. They are produced in factories in the Dominican Republic by the General Cigar Company. The history of the place of origin of these stogies illustrates how seriously they take their cigar making. They were initially situated in Jamaica, but when climate conditions proved to be less than ideal for construction they relocated.

A glance at this stogie reveals that presentation is important as it is triple-capped with seams so tight they are practically invisible on this lustrous golden Connecticut Shade. It is easy to see that the construction of this smoke is immaculate. The Macanudo Vintage 2006 Cigar has a paper foot band along with a handsome metal band. The band is embossed and removable, offering enthusiasts a classy cigar holder that can be reused. They come packaged in mahogany boxes that release a smell of cedar when opened.

The Macanudo Vintage 2006 Cigar shows the very best of what sophisticated aging techniques can offer to the palate. Reviewers stated that the first few puffs are marked by the flavors of creamy leather with a peppery kick. As the first third progresses the pepper gives way to notes of cedar and caramel. Reviewers found that traces of nut, sweet grass, and mild vanilla flavors also made appearances on the taste buds. The Macanudo Vintage 2006 Cigar is considered to have a very consistent flavor profile after the initial draws. Although the richness builds, no new flavors introduced themselves. There is little to no spice found in the retro-hale. Those who are looking for something that maintains a medium to mild strength while remaining enjoyable will be well pleased with this stogie. Even reviewers who admitted to preferences for something stronger were impressed by this stick.

The smoke output and ash quality were both praised by those who tried this stogie, the former for its richness and amount, and the latter for its firmness. The ash held on to the stick for over an inch, cooling the smoke before it reached the lungs. This stick features an excellent draw and burn, due to the quality of its construction. It can be smoked down to the nub without fear of the smoke becoming harsh or burning.

They are available in only two vitolas, the Robusto, which measures in at 5 ½ inches with a size 50 gauge and the Toro, which is 6 inches with a 54 gauge. Described as flavorful and robust by reviewers, the Macanudo Vintage 2006 Cigar is a smoke that is sure to satisfy. The process of maturing the leaves has lent this stick a flavor that was entirely worth the wait.

POSTED ON Oct 14, 2017


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