Fittipaldi Vintage Maduro

Fittipaldi Vintage Maduro

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Panel Rating:



6 x 50


Dominican Republic



The Fittipaldi brand is in fact owned by the world-renowned Brazilian Formula 1 driver, Emerson Fittipaldi, winner of Formula 1 world championships in 1972 and 1974 and the Indianapolis 500 in 1989 and 1993. Teaming up with the legendary Dominican cigar manufacturing family of Augusto Reyes, and Tom Sullivan, Emerson Fittipaldi has produced a line worthy of his name and reputation. The original blend of the line offered a 1993 Vintage Cameroon-seed wrapper, and although a great smoke, our panel really favored the newly introduced (at the 1999 RTDA) Vintage Maduro Series which you’ll have a chance to try this month. This box pressed beauty features a double fermented (twice as long, reduce ammonia levels – smoother, mellow smoke) 1996 broad leaf maduro sun cured wrapper.
You’ve got to like the presentation of this cigar. Immediately note a rich, oily, dark maduro wrapper encasing this elegant boxed smoke. Look for a easy, even draw and solid construction. We found the flavor complex, starting peppery and offering tones of herbal earthiness. There’s a hint of sweetness in there and pronounced hints of coffee. There’s a lot going on! Look for a dry, woody aftertaste in this well-aged, smooth cigar. Overall, this smoke is bursting with flavor and will appeal to those who like Havana-style cigars. We found it very enjoyable and think you will too. Consider pairing it with a full-bodied Merlot or Dry Rye Ale.
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