When people talk about wine, they always talk about the year the grapes were grown. "Oh, yes, this cab is a wonderful '92 vintage, blah, blah, blah." My question is this: are there "good years" for cigars grown in certain areas? Cuban cigars are much more likely for this since the tobacco is grown in a less diverse area as opposed to a domestic smoke that could have leaves from all over the world. Also, I guess that the wrapper could be 3 years old, the binder 1 year, and the filler 6 months. I see people's posts about '95 Partagas and am wondering if that is in reference to how long that individual has been aging them or if that is the year of production and it happened to be a good year for tobacco growing. Also, since climatic conditions effect the outcome of tobacco growth, how do manufacturers ensure a consistent product year after year? I don't think that they can!