|Shapes||Churchill, Gordo, Robusto, Salomon, Toro|
Who says getting old is a bad thing?
In the case of Perdomo Double Aged 12-Year Vintage, that statement couldn’t be more true. Nick has outdone himself this time around, shelling out three separate blends that each lay claim to 12-year-old, exquisitely fermented tobacco leaves. Dressed in Connecticut, Sun Grown, and Maduro wrappers, Double Aged 12-Year Vintage has a selection for every cigar lover out there. All of the tobaccos in each blend – wrapper, binder, and filler – go through an extensive “double aging” process. They are bale-aged for ten long years before moving on to barrel-aging in charred, white oak bourbon barrels for the next two years, resulting in a refined product that’s brimming with flavor. This process ensures that the crop from 2001 has impeccable color, texture, aroma, and flavor.
The Connecticut variation has a spotless Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper on display. Overflowing with finely cultivated Nicaraguan long-fillers, this blend showcases Perdomo at the top of his game. Complex nuances of cream mixed with caramel and cedar help to usher in a pleasing, buttery finish. Mellow to medium in body, Double Aged 12-Year Vintage Connecticut is something to be cherished, but with limited tobacco quantities, you should definitely snag a box (or five) while you still can.