Not too long ago I went to a Cigar Tasting down at my local cigar shop and they were featuring Macanudo cigars. They had a wide assortment to choose from, so I chose three different sizes of the 1968 blend. Nice looking cigar, somewhat oily wrapper, good feel, good ring size, not too tightly packed, good first impression. I lit the first one up after dinner one night with a glass of cachaça to accompany it. Hey, not bad! Smooth, tasty, full flavored cigar. I really enjoyed it. Now, would I pick this cigar over an Oliva? I don't think so, but it was a very good smoke indeed. The price wasn't too bad as well. Can't wait to smoke the other two that I have.