MACANUDO VINTAGE 2010 | CIGAR REVIEW
JULY 21, 2022 - PHIL KURUT, COMEDY - CIGARS - MUSIC
MACANUDO VINTAGE 2010 TORPEDO (6 1/4 x 52)
WRAPPER: CONNECTICUT SHADE VINTAGE 2010
FILLER: HONDURAS, NICARAGUA, PILOTO CUBANO 94
Vintage’s initial slightly resistant draw allows cream, earth, coffee, and a lingering sweet hay to set the stage. Smoke output is sufficient.
Dry hay, earth, and sweetness can be detected from the foot smoke.
Hay and salt tap the retrohale. Very subtle.
Spice, coffee, and earth linger on the finish in equal parts, and all do so with a bit of a watered-down presence.
Initially, Vintage hits me as a cigar one might smoke if they didn’t care to think about it at all and just wanted to sit back, smoke, and do something else at the same time. Is that a bad thing? Not at all. It’s not distracting.
A touch of honey begins to develop at the opening of each draw. Other than that, everything else keeps moving like clockwork.
In addition to everything I noted before, a light floral note begins to embed itself within the honey, making for a very pleasant entry to the draw. Additionally, there’s a gentle toastiness that has begun to outline everything nicely. If I had to note any other change, sweet hay has dropped out at this point. I’m enjoying the replacements.
The retrohale consists primarily of coffee, which has gotten just the slightest bit stronger. Earth still plays in there a bit, and there’s cola drifting around as well. Not too sweet but not of the diet variety either.
Diet cola will always be funny to me because it’s always featured as the nutritional saving grace to the double bacon cheeseburger and large fries type of meals. Still waiting for the miraculous weight loss testimonials from people who ate like crap but always opted for the diet cola as a way to drop weight. Still waiting.
Coffee, mixed nuts, and just a touch of spice make for a nice, smooth finish.
Vintage has me thinking a little more here.
The draw and smoke output turn up a few clicks. Going for a strong finish. I like that.
Honey, floral, earth, coffee, a splash of butter, and even some chocolate take the last round.
Coffee, grains, allspice, and sweetness pour through the nose. Very balanced.
The finish plays it a bit simpler with a mix of smooth coffee and coffee grounds.
The burn worked independently. Never even a thought to reach for my lighter.
Vintage started off as a quiet companion and proved to be that smart buddy who speaks more as the conversation progresses while never adding a bit of unnecessary blabber. Nice.
SMOKE TIME: 1 hr. 39 mins.
RATING: 3.25 / 4 - Thought worthy after all.