Released in 2008, the Macanudo 1968 celebrated the legendary brand's 40 years of cigar making. Since then, it has earned a soft corner in every cigar lover's heart. This medium-to full-body cigar is full of classic flavors.
Brand and Production: This cigar is produced by Macanudo in the Dominican Republic.
Design: The appearance of this cigar is dark brown. It comes in different shapes, including Robusto, Gigante. The Robusto-shaped cigar's length is 5 inches, and the ring size is 50.
Build Quality: The quality of this cigar is firm and tight. The upper layer is oily. The veins are small, and the seams are tight. The filler and the binder of this cigar is Nicaraguan tobacco leaf. It has a nice double cap and a nice sweet aroma. Vintage 2000 tests are the same.
Wrapper: The wrapper of this Macanudo 1968 is a glistening Honduran wrapper. This gives the unique medium to full body flavor and fills your mouth with classic cigar taste.
Taste: The all-over tastes you will get from consuming the whole cigar are cocoa, caramel, coffee, sweet nuttiness, a touch of pepper, and sweet tobacco leaf.
Beginning portion: At the first few draws, you will feel nice creamy sweet, dry tobacco. After some draws, the leather flavor comes. It feels really nice. There is also a hint of cocoa, caramel, and coffee. The range at this moment is medium.
Middle Portion: At this point, the sweet flavors are pretty much gone. The peppery earth and the dry chocolate flavor develop more and more. The cocoa and the coffee flavor have a little bit of presence. The range at this part is medium to full body.
Bottom portion: The flavors transits in this part. The leather flavor comes back but is not that strong as the first part. The new flavor which feels so great is sweet nuttiness. The strength at this point is full body.
Burn: The burn stays razor-sharp throughout the whole cigar. The ash is firm and holds very nicely. Draw of this cigar is perfect with a little bit of resistance. Nice and thick, smooth smoke stays the same from the first part to the last part.
Summary: This cigar is made with special care to show the craftsmanship of Macanudo. Their experience and master really reflect through this cigar. This Macanudo 1968 has the flavors blended perfectly. There is no rush or rapid transition of flavors. This really is an amazing cigar to smoke.