FrontRunners: Select Smoke April 2004

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    Macanudo Vintage 1997Macanudo, the best-selling cigar in the United States, is known for being mellow and mild, but the extraordinary Vintage 1997, made from Dominican and Mexican filler wrapped in a Mexican binder, delivers a surprisingly full-bodied, complex flavor. The cigar, named for the exceptional Connecticut shade wrapper leaf harvest of the same year, is the first Vintage offering from Macanudo since 1993 and only the fifth since 1971. Six sizes are available, but our favorite is the 50 x 5½ Cabinet Vintage VIII. ($13) (Click image to enlarge)

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