Tobacco growers look for a special crop every year that is created by the perfect balance of sunshine and rainfall. This combination of a grower’s skill and knowledge and the kindness of nature produces a crop that has extraordinary flavor and texture.
These rare crops happen only several times a decade and are referred to as bumper crops.
The year 2000 is the sixth time in 27 years that General Cigar Company has grown a bumper crop worthy of being used in their Macanudo Vintage line. The Macanudo Vintage 2000 is rolled with a 2000 bumper crop of Connecticut leaf that is carefully selected and then undergoes an exacting curing process before being aged for five years.
After the tobacco is aged, only six to ten percent of the crop is judged good enough to be rolled into the Macanudo Vintage.