Hot days and warm nights are ideal conditions for tobacco growing. In 2010, growing season saw the highest temperatures in 25 years in the Connecticut River Valley, with high humidity and optimal rainfall that yielded an exceptionally rich and flavorful Connecticut shade wrapper leaf crop used to create Macanudo Vintage 2010 cigars. Produced by the famed General Cigar Company in the Dominican Republic, the blend for Macanudo Vintage 2010 features a Nicaraguan binder and a long fillers comprised of Dominican Piloto 94 leaves combined with Nicaraguan and Honduran tobacco that has been individually aged for three to five years. The icing on the cake, vintage golden-brown USA Connecticut Shade wrapper from a prized 10-year aged Vintage 2010 Crop finishes off this exquisite cigar. The result is an ultra-mellow bodied smoke loaded with creamy notes of wood, vanilla, cocoa, with a hint of soft spice to round out this blend.