Monday, May 7, 2007

Cigar Review: Macanudo Vintage 2000 VIII

By Gary Korb

Country of origin: Dominican Republic
Size/Strength: 5½" x 50 / Mild
Wrapper: U.S. Connecticut Shade (2004)
Filler: Dominican Piloto Cubano
Binder: Mexican San Andreas (Medio Tiempo)

I was going through my list of unpublished cigar reviews the other day and came across a review I wrote for the Macanudo Vintage 2000 VIII. I believe that at the time I wrote it these cigars were not available for sale online, but they are now.

This mild cigar is truly outstanding in every respect, taking its rightful place among the renowned Macanudo Vintage Series. Made with a 2004-vintage U.S. Connecticut shade-grown wrapper, this limited edition cigar also has Dominican-grown Piloto Cubano filler and a naturally sweet, "medio tiempo" Mexican San Andreas binder (aged 50% longer on the plant for extra flavor.)

The smoke was ultra-smooth, perfectly-balanced, and very aromatic. Moreover, unlike the mainline Macanudo cigars, this cigar was much more flavorful, while maintaining that classic, luxuriously mellow Macanudo cedar-aged character. Another marvelous job by master blender, Daniél Nuñez.

You can read my complete review and tasting score of the Macanudo Vintage 2000 VIII by clicking here.

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