Monday, October 11, 2010
Macanudo Maduro Vintage 1997 Reserva Dorada 2010
So I'll be frank with you, this is not a pretty cigar, even with its gimmicky "metal" cigar band, it's still an ugly duckling. In fact, I would have never bought it based purely on its looks. No, I bought this cigar solely because of its shiny metal ring. Yes, the gimmick paid off. Here I am in this big cigar store looking at a million different cigars, and this ugly little turd with the pretty bronze ring catches my eye. I've never seen a metal cigar band before, so I just had to have it, regardless of the price.
Anyway, my lovely wife and I were in downtown Kirkland on Friday night before the rains came, it was actually a pretty nice evening, no wind and the temperature was still in the upper 60's - very pleasant. So we sat down with the gang out in front of the Patch and I pulled out my smoke for the evening.
This cigar reminds me of the DaVinci Leonardo that I've smoked, both have that rugged dark firm wrapper, both are medium bodied maduros with an excellent draw and a very smooth full flavored taste. I've got to tell you, even though I knew this was a gimmick cigar, I liked it. Would I buy one again? If it cost me the same as the DaVinci Leonardo, heck yes! Unfortunately, these are considerably more expensive, so more than likely, no, I wouldn't buy it again... So sad...
My Rating: 8