It was a good year. Macanudo's 1988 Connecticut Shade wrapper leaf harvest was so exceptionally rich that additional curing methods were necessary to tame the leaf for consumption. The leaves underwent two full winter sweats to achieve their mellow, ultra-flavorful, and crisp-burning characteristics. Once perfected, the wrappers were rolled onto the pre-Cigar Boom Macanudo blend, which still included some of the companys original Jamaican tobaccos, and then tucked away for safe aging.....until now. Boasting a gorgeous, golden-brown, Connecticut Shade wrapper leaf, these creamy and buttery sticks have been resting for an impressive 20 years, and now they're ready to gift you with one of the smoothest smoking experiences imaginable. Exhibiting balance of the highest order, Macanudo Certified Vintage 1988 reveal savory notes of cedar, caramel, sweet cream, and more through a long, slow burn. To complete this serendipitous endeavor, the good folks at Macanudo have released this rare blend at prices that match those of when the cigars were first released - a noble choice befitting a cigar that's pure class.