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Macanudo Estate Reserve is the exquisite result of a unique collaboration between Macanudo and Flint Knoll. Our mutual passion for crafting extraordinary flavors combines to create a one-of-a-kind cigar.



Aaron brings his love of wine and fine cigars to the collaboration with artisan blenders to create a cigar that captures the nuances of winemaking and the barrel-aged process. Using Flint Knoll’s French Oak barrels, which housed our Royal Appointment Cabernet Sauvignon, our tobacco was aged to bring a rich intricacy to the smoking experience. This aging process lends Macanudo Estate Reserve the complex flavor and indulgent finish that you can expect from a truly exceptional Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – and from every Macanudo cigar.

This special release draws its finesse from the French Oak barrels that age our exquisite Royal Appointment Cabernet Sauvignon to take the smoker on a journey through an exotic range of nuances that vary between vibrant, dense and subtle.

Macanudo Estate Reserve

The Blend

Handcrafted at General Cigar Dominicana, the blend is made with a curated selection of six tobaccos representing five unique countries. The exquisite smoke begins with a silky, Ecuadoran-grown Connecticut Shade wrapper leaf which was chosen for its golden sheen and nearly imperceptible vein structure. Beneath the aesthetically-pleasing wrapper sits a proprietary Connecticut Broadleaf binder leaf grown exclusively for Macanudo. The binder underwent a special aging process during which it took on characteristics of the French Oak barrels, imparting notes favored by Flint Knoll proprietor Aaron Michaelis. When met with a blend of Brazilian Mata Fina, Dominican Olor, Nicaraguan Jalapa and Dominican Piloto Cubano, Macanudo Estate Reserve Flint Knoll delivers elevated layers of aroma and complexity.

Eduadorian Connecticut

USA Broadleaf

Brazilian Matafina, Nicaraguan Jalapa, Dominican Olor and Piloto Cubano

The experience is consistently creamy on the palate and delivers hints of cedar, vanilla and toasted nuts over an undertone of charred oak which cascade to an indulgent finish.

A bold glass of Cabernet and a layered, complex cigar. Two gifts from the earth, two crafts requiring a similar skillset to master.