#24 Macanudo Vintage 1997 Maduro

It is now a full week into “30 Sticks in 31 Days”, the list of the Top 30 Cigars for 2010.   We are now up to the seventh installment of this countdown.

For #24, I selected another new Macanudo Cigar, this one is the Macanudo Vintage 1997 Maduro.  The most striking feature externally about this cigar is the metal band that is included with this stick.  This metal band will only be available for a limited time early and will be replaced by a more traditional paper band next year.

In addition to the striking metal band, this cigar has a beautiful oily Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper.   It is also supplemented by a Honduran binder and a nice mix of filler ( Brazilian Mata Fina, Nicaraguan Ligero and a combination two types of Piloto Cubano long filler tobacco from the Dominican Republic).

Continuing the trend started with the Macanudo 1968 two years ago, this ain’t your father’s Macanudo.  This cigar is definitely more of a medium to full body and medium srength (high end of the medium).  The flavors are robust with a combination of roasted coffee, black cherry, raisin, and wood.

I still need to provide a more detailed review of this one.  Look for this in 2011.

Recommended Vitola: Toro (6 x 54)