Macanudo has announced a new cigar in their Vintage series, Macanudo Vintage 2010. The company says that the 2010 growing season saw the highest temperatures in 25 years in the Connecticut River Valley, with high humidity and optimal rainfall that yielded an exceptionally silky shade-grown wrapper tobacco. That tobacco was then cured and aged for 10 years and made its way into the Macanudo Vintage 2010.
We could not have asked for a better growing season than we had in 2010. Yet this is only part of the story. After such a beautiful crop is harvested, the hard work begins again because the most critical process for growing tobacco is curing. Given how unique and special this crop was, we were obsessive in monitoring the tobacco throughout the eight-week curing process, and ultimately brought its very best attributes to life.
Ernest Gocaj who oversees the Connecticut growing operations for Macanudo
In addition to that Connecticut shade grown wrapper, the blend uses a Honduran binder, and Nicaraguan and Dominican fillers including Dominican Piloto Cubano 94, a proprietary Cuban-seed varietal regenerated by General Cigar’s agronomists over a ten-year process that ultimately resurrected the unique aroma and taste characteristics the tobacco possessed two decades earlier. Macanudo Vintage 2010 will be released on August 17 and come in three sizes: Toro Grande (6.625” x 54); MSRP per cigar $11.99, Torpedo (6.25” x 52); MSRP per cigar $11.99, and a Churchill (7.25 x 48); MSRP per cigar $12.29. All come in boxes of 20 and are made at General Cigar Dominicana in Santiago, DR.