This stout cigar has a shiny golden wrapper. It's full in body and has a rich, heavy smoke. Flavors are leathery and smoky with a note of creamy vanilla. It's well balanced, leading to a long, woody finish. Its merits are evident in its name the "18" represents the number of years that the Dominican Filler tobacco has been aged, while the double connecticut represents the connecticut-shade tobacco used as both the wrapper and the binder.