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Wednesday, 14 April 2010

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macanudovintpic1 Are you ready for some more reviews? I hope so, because today we are taking a look at the small, but fun Macanudo Vintage 1997 Demi and the rare and expensive Partagas 160 Robusto Minor.

Macanudo Vintage 1997 Demi

The Macanudo Vintage 1997 is a limited edition release from the brand that was introduced in 2002. As with other Vintage selections from Macanudo, the 1997 line was the result of more than four years of work. The line's Demi size is its smallest, and offers beginning smokers and fans of milder cigars the opportunity to smoke high-quality tobacco in a small cigar.

The Macanudo Vintage 1997 measures just 4.3 x 36 in its Demi size, which is the smallest in the line. It's definitely not one of the larger sticks you will find out there, so keep that in mind if you enjoy cigars that last a long time. If you prefer something larger and more traditional, there are plenty of other sizes offered for the Vintage 1997 line. Among the other sizes produced are the No. 1, the No. 2, the No. 3, the No.4, and the No. 5. The Vintage 1997 Demi is filled with a blend of Mexican and Dominican Piloto Cubano tobaccos. The cigar is bound by a special Mexican San Andres Valley binder that was harvested in 1998. The wrapper is the 1997's most prized component. It consists of a rare Connecticut Shade wrapper harvested in 1997, which gives the cigar its name. The cigar is on the milder end of the spectrum and is considered to be medium-bodied.

Obviously, the most noticeable aspect of the Demi's appearance is its smaller size. Other than that, it's a good looking stick. The wrapper is light brown and has a nice oily sheen to it when put beneath light. Upon further inspection of the wrapper, some small veins are running throughout the body. The feel that the cigar gives off is that of being firm and well-packed. Two decorative bands help to spruce up the appearance. The top band is gold, red, and white in color and shows the Macanudo name and company seal. Beneath that is a smaller band that is red, black, and gold which showcases the Vintage 1997 label. The bands are a nice touch and the smaller Vintage band is a nice reminder to let you know you are smoking a supposedly special cigar. Before lighting the stick gives off a cedar smell and cold taste.


After striking the 1997 Demi with a light the cigar burns well. The burn is even and does not require any touch-ups. Don't throw your lighter in the drawer, though, as you will need it to re-light the cigar as you progress. The draw is a bit on the tight side, but good overall. The ash is solid and a nice light color.

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