Select Smoke: January 2004

    Davidoff Limited Edition 2003 Vintage 2000
    When the Dominican Republic’s 2000 tobacco harvest was completed, the unanimous opinion among growers and blenders was that they had produced an extraordinary leaf. From this crop, Davidoff has produced its Limited Edition 2003 Vintage 2000, its first offering in which all of the tobaccos—the Ecuadoran wrapper and Dominican filler and binder—are derived from the same vintage. The secret to the decidely aromatic tobacco was a moderate summer paired with the ideal amount of rain. Offered only as a panatela (61¼4 x 40) in boxes of 10, the Vintage 2000 is too lengthy to be rushed. ($15) www.davidoff.com

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