Origin:  Dominican Republic                                                       Binder:  Mexico

Wrapper:  Connecticut Shade Vintage Selection 1997                  Strength:  Mild to Medium

Filler:  Dominican Republic, Mexico                                           


Macanudo Vintage Maduro 97With a name as popular and well respected as that of the Macanudo cigar  brand, it goes without saying that the Macanudo Vintage Maduro 97 ranks among many of the top cigars available.  In fact, the intensity with which each one of these magnificent sticks is made ensures the stellar reputation of the Macanudo brand will remain a regal one for years to come.  These cigars present an intense flavor blend of the best filler tobaccos on earth, and leave the smoker satisfied to the core. 

The Macanudo Vintage Maduro 97 series offers a bounty of flavor from the Connecticut Shade wrapper, to the complexity of the Dominican and Mexican filler tobaccos.  The Maduro wrappers used by Macanudo for these specific cigars demand the attention of cigar enthusiasts everywhere. In fact, there have only been enough farms in the Connecticut River Valley deemed worthy of meeting the high standards required to make a Macanudo Vintage Maduro 97 to simply make a pair.  Elaborating on the wrapper, these beautiful sticks have a signature grainy look that is practically dripping with oils, in which only a novice would take for granted the smooth explosion of taste that is sure to follow once fire hits foot. 

Although the exquisite features of the Connecticut Shade wrapper are pleasing to the eye from the beginning, there are several other characteristics of the Macanudo Vintage Maduro 97 that enhance the overall appeal of this smoke.  For example, perhaps the first physical quality that meets the eye is the petite stature of the cigar, making it desirable for a quick commute home, or a smoke to finish off a lunch break before returning to the office.  In addition, somehow the Macanudo genius found a way to tastefully garnish these cigars with two bands that clearly identify that they are Vintage cigars. 

Upon handling one of these little jewels, you will quickly recognize that these cigars have been constructed by extremely skilled craftsmen.  An appealing scent of sweet compost makes its presence known before setting fire.  The sweetness infiltrates through to the pre-light draw, providing yet another superb foreshadowing of what is to come. 

After setting fire, nature immediately dominates by introducing wood and mineral flavors that are smooth, and produce a light aroma that quickly shapes into a chocolate and rich tobacco combination.  Subtle notes of leather coat the palate as a slightly acidic tone creeps in.  However, these flavors quickly morph into an even creamier leather taste that brings the smoker back to the origins of nature that first appeared from first draw.  A nice toffee and smooth sweetness finish the smoke, leaving the smoker completely satisfied, yet longing for more. 

Overall, the Macanudo Vintage Maduro 97 series is definitely one that has been turning heads since its release.  Although the 97 Vintage Maduro is slightly stronger than the earlier versions of Macanudo’s vintage collections, it still provides a mild to medium taste.  Thus, it makes the perfect smoke on the go, when a power punch is less desired.


POSTED ON Oct 14, 2017


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