Macanudo Announces Vintage Maduro 2013

July 3, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco



The world’s first Vintage cigar was created by Macanudo more than 40 years ago to spotlight an exceptional wrapper produced in part by Mother Nature. Today, the Vintage tradition marches on with Macanudo Vintage Maduro 2013. The five-country blend reflects optimal climatic conditions and calls upon meticulous curing and precise maturation techniques perfected by the artisans of Macanudo.

The 2013 growing season saw some of the highest temperatures on record in the Connecticut River Valley, with soaring humidity and optimal rainfall that yielded an exceptionally brawny Broadleaf tobacco. Cured and aged for an entire decade to bring forth an array of undeniably diverse notes on the palate, this singular tobacco makes its debut in Macanudo Vintage 2013.

Ernest Gocaj who oversees the Connecticut growing operations for Macanudo said, “The growing season in 2013 was one of the best I’ve ever seen. The crop was exceptional at harvest, which meant that we had to be obsessive when it came to monitoring the tobacco during the eight-week curing process. That’s how important curing is. Our hard work paid off because we ultimately brought the tobacco’s very best attributes to life.”

A master blender’s assortment of tobaccos complement this exceptional wrapper to create the rich indulgence that is Macanudo Vintage 2013. The filler is made up of Dominican Piloto Cubano from two different primings, along with Brazilian Mata Fina and Nicaraguan Jalapa. The binder is Honduran OSA.

With an enticing aroma of cedar and earth, this indulgent smoke delivers an orchestra of nuances including leather and earth which contrast beautifully against the backdrop of wood and espresso, setting the stage for a memorable smoking experience.

Macanudo Vintage 2013 is shipping to retailers today and will be released in three sizes, each chosen to enhance the superlative blend. The cigars are individually encased in cedar wrapping and are presented in handmade, solid wood boxes that protect 20 expertly-crafted cigars, each made by artisans at General Cigar Dominicana in Santiago, DR.

  • Robusto (5″ x 50); SRP per cigar $11.99 

  • Toro Grande (6″ x 54); SRP per cigar $12.99 

  • Churchill (7 x 49); SRP per cigar $13.29

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