The Macanudo Vintage cigars are made only once or twice a decade.
Perfect balance of sunshine and rainfall causes Macanudo's exclusive Connecticut Shade seeds to yield limited quantities of extraordinary wrapper leaves that exceed the high standards for other Macanudo cigars.
And after the leaves have been cured and aged, only a few bales of them are finally deemed to be worthy of the Vintage Cabinet Selection designation. Since the 1970s, Macanudo Connecticut Shade vintage-quality harvests have occurred only in 1979, 1984, 1988, 1993 and 1997. The Macanudo Vintage Cabinet Selections that display those years have been released in different quantities approximately three years after their tobaccos were harvested. A Macanudo Vintage Cabinet Selection cigar delivers the ultimate Macanudo experience because it is that much mellower and that much smoother than even a Macanudo Café cigar can be.