|Shapes||Gordo, Robusto, Salomon, Toro|
Dating back to 2001, these blends have age on their side.
In 2001, Britney Spears was #1 on the billboard charts, Enron filed for bankruptcy, and the nasty combination of Curt Schilling and Randy Johnson led the Arizona Diamondbacks to the World Series. Just when I thought 2001 was a thing of the past, Perdomo Double Aged 12-Year Vintage came across my desk. 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 Sun Grown variation demands your attention from the get-go with bold flavors of oak and almond. This smooth stunner has a delightful sweet spice and a long, relaxing finish. Equipped with a Nicaraguan Sun Grown wrapper leaf and perfectly cut Nicaraguan long-fillers, Double Aged 12-Year Vintage Sun Grown proves to be a medium-bodied masterpiece. But you better hurry – these limited quantities won’t last for very long.