Think back to 2004 – over 8 long years ago. Bush defeats Kerry, the War in Iraq is plastered all over the television, the Carolina Panthers are in the Super Bowl, and the Red Sox win the World Series. It seems like forever ago. During that year, a special crop of Ecuadorian Sun Grown wrapper leaf had just been planted - fermenting and aging ever since. But now it’s ready for its debut.
Signature Collection Vintage 2004 Sun Grown employs a special 8-year-aged Ecuadorian Sun Grown wrapper that’s mellowed a bit, but still delivers tons of rich, Cuban-esque flavors. This leaf, in combination with a hand-selected blend of Nicaraguan long-fillers, delivers a hearty, robust smoke that’s extremely well-balanced. Layers of flavors are present within the thick, creamy smoke including notes of earth, almonds, cedar, coffee and a cherry-like sweetness on the finish.