Cuban Cigar Selections
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Market Name: Leyenda
Factory Name: Maravillas No 2
Dimensions: 55 ring gauge x 165 mm length
Presentation: 20 sticks
Lively & Rousing!
A fairly mild start where precious wood and coffee mix with fresh almond. Light smoke, silky in the mouth, and milky with a hint of spice (green pepper). Mellow overall.
The cigar gains in volume and strength. The smoke carries aromas of warm mocha, wood and pepper. The burn and draw are good. The smoke remains silky with a good level of spice.
Final third: As the strength continues to ramp up, leather and earth start to make their presence felt, with a few notes of pepper and almond. The final puffs are hearty and a tad spicy.
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THE CONNOSSIEUR B – H.UPMANN
The Connossieur B is the second release within the H. Upmann range exclusively for La Casa Del Habano and Habanos Specialist retailers. In 2013, the H. Upmann Connoisseur A was released to these select retailers was very well received.
The H. Upmann is a new format, which exists only in the upper specialist trade. The Cuban cigar is made in the best craftsmanship from the best tobacco in Cuba. With a length of 15 cm and a 54 gauge (21.43 mm diameter), this cigar is at the highest level for at least 60 minute.
The processing is very good, which is reflected in the burn-up and pulling behavior. The medium cigar shows on the tongue notes of earth, wood, fruit, leather and a touch of pepper. It is fun from the first turn.
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HABANOS Collection 2015 EDITION
Factory Vitola: Maravillas
Popular Vitola: Giant Robusto
Ring Gauge: 55
Lenght: 233 mm
Diameter: 21.83 mm
Packaging Type: Book-shaped Boîte Nature Box of 20 cigars
Box Code: N/A
Release Date: 2015
Produced: 2,000 made
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THE PARTAGAS COLECCION BOOK 2013
The Partagas Coleccion Book 2013 is a Habanos S.A Collection release that comprises a special and unique production of only 2,000 individually numbered books. This is the thirteenth release since Habanos started the Book Collection Series back in 2001.
Each book contains 20 perfectly constructed “Serie E No.1’s”. The Double Robustos vitola, is unique to the brand as it’s not offered in any other regular production Partagas. Yet another Habanos exclusive release for collectors!!!
POPULAR VITOLA: Double Robustos
FACTORY VITOLA: Double Robustos
RING GAUGE: 54
CIGAR LENGTH: 170 mm / 6.7 inches
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Market Name: Maltés
Factory Name: Sobresalientes
Dimensions: 53 ring gauge x 153 mm length
Presentation: 20 sticks
Enrobed in an oily Colorado, borderline-Maduro wrapper, this cigar presents a surprising complexity.
Some brown sugar sweetness toward the surface, but much leather, fresh earth and spice are further present to begin with. All in all, actually very similar to the 80th Anniversary blend (by all accounts, a good thing)!
Once the first ash dropped, it exhibited very much the classic Monte profile; earth and cedar 2:1 respectively at the base, with a notable black pepper, some coffee aspects, and the faintest sweetness about the wrapper which, unusually, seemed to intensify a little amidst the second third.
Great thing about this cigar was the absurdly long finish, especially considering that this is a new production. You really can mull over the flavours, and feel them evolve for quite some time before they dissipate on your palette. Certainly to be savoured.
Headed toward the end, that sweetness is barely detectable, but still in there, as the pepper begins to dominate, coming to a punchy, earthy, toasty finish.
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COHIBA MAJESTUOSOS 1966 HUMIDORS
Although it was introduced at the 2016 Habanos Festival for Cohiba’s 50th anniversary, the Cohiba Majestuosos 1966 humidors have begun reaching markets around the world—and they’re not cheap. Loaded with 20 Cohiba Majestuosos 1966 cigars.
The cigars measure 5 7/8 inches (150mm) by 58 ring gauge (23.02mm), one of the thickest commercial Cuban cigars ever created. Each Majestuoso bears a secondary band emblazoned with the official 50th anniversary logo. The year 1966 is when Cohiba was created. In further commemoration of Cohiba’s birth year, only 1,966 humidors were made.
Cohiba Majestuosos 1966 is a unique vitola, designed especially by Habanos S.A. to mark the 50th anniversary of the brand, established in 1966. The 20 Habanos in this exclusive edition, with a full strength flavour, have been made Totalmente a Mano con Tripa Larga – Totally by Hand with Long Filler – after a selection of exquisite wrapper, filler and binder leaves from the finest fields – vegas in Vuelta Abajo* (D.O.P.).
The vitola Cohiba Majestuosos 1966 has special dimensions that are not repeated in any other Cohiba product nor in the standard range of sizes of Habanos.
This is a very special product for enthusiasts both of the Cohiba brand as well as Habanos in general due to its new format, heavy ring gauge and exquisite full strength blend, which has been created for smokers who like complex, intense flavours.
VINTAGE CIGAR YEAR 2012
PARTAGAS SELECTION LUSITANIAS :
An incredible Double Corona. Easily one of the best cigars coming out of Havana. Sophisticated, intelligent and complex. Rich beyond your wildest dreams, with flavors of fruited potpourri that evolve into a creamy full amber phase culminating in an extremely spicy finish. Oozing with class, this smooth cigar dabbles with perfection.
The Lusitania has something no other cigar has. That majestic mildness at the start (the incipit) is nothing short of marvelous. The smoke is cool and the mildness announces the strength and delights that are to come. Back to the initial smoke: it is cool and smooth yet strong and it says one thing ‘opulence’. As one progresses in the first third it gets stronger, richer, and more diverse: the notes get deeper more evocative: a wonderful cigar.
PARTAGAS SELECTION SERIES E NO2
The Partagas Serie E No. 2 was officially released at the XIII Habanos Festival in Cuba in February of 2011. This is a very nice-looking cigar. It’s large and has some real heft to it because of the wide ring gauge, but it doesn’t feel all that heavy. Squeezing it, you won’t find any soft or hard spots. It was very consistent all throughout. The wrapper is a very light brown color with some noticeable seams. Initial notes kicked in with wood, leather, tobacco, and an earthy backdrop, with something of a “barnyard” motif. There was a hint of sweetness right from the beginning, but very little spice.
The earth note didn’t stay in the background. It rose to the forefront during the middle third. At this point, a creamy texture emerged, along with some nuttiness. There was still almost nothing in the way of spice. The sweetness got stronger, but still remained in the background as an undercurrent. A lot of cigars kind of drift off in the final third. Either they loop through flavors you have already experienced, or they keep doing more of the same, or they get hot and harsh. The Partagas Serie E No. 2 did none of those.
This is a cigar that really shines in the final third. Going into the last third, the sweetness finally came out of the shadows, revealing itself as an incredible honey flavor. Some spice finally emerged, balancing out the sweetness. This was very unexpected, and was a delightful surprise. Also detected wood and hay notes again, as in the beginning, and a hint of either coffee or chocolate. The creaminess toned down a bit, but remained a key element.
BOLIVAR ROYAL CORONA
This cigar was previously named Charles and changed to Royal Coronas in 1973. Smooth robusto with balanced earthy and peppery flavours. Smooth tobacco taste is also present. One very good thing about this smoke is that it does not need a long ageing, do not have to wait to enjoy it. Sweet woods, cream, light spice, coffee & that superb, somewhat difficult to define floral quality that seems unique to Bolivar are all there in abundance. Smooth, full of smoke, and consistent burn throughout.
PUNCH SELECTION PUNCH 48 LCDH Edition
Special release for both Habanos Specialist and La Casa del Habanos.
The Punch 48 was a bit of a UFO flavor-wise. This cigar release the typical fresh woodiness of Punch with hints of mint and cinnamon. This four component together with a light to medium strength and well-balanced acidity started to bring back the body to the cigar. The more it went the rounder and smother the texture became to leave a delicate woodiness and vegetal feeling on the palate.
Finally the last third expressed a true Punch. Medium strength, beautiful texture and surprisingly well-balanced flavours and aromas. The beauty of Punch cigars is its strong “woodiness-freshness” feeling. The woody element of the Punch 48 together with an aromatic feeling makes this last third such a great Punch.
As of April 14th. 2017, LCDH proudly announce that the arrival of :
HOYO MONTERREY ELEGANTES (New LCDH Edition)
LA GLORIA CUBANA 25 Aniversario
COHIBA MADURO GENIOS (50th Anniversary) Spain LE
COHIBA MADURO GENIOS (50th. Anniversary) Spain LE
This edition of the Cohiba Maduro 5 Genios is the second product commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Cohiba brand. It will be released as a Spanish Regional Edition.
This cigar has an additional ageing of at least five years, giving it a slightly darker layer and a more homogeneous and consistent look. It is a magnificent cigar and is one that collectors, and true aficionados, will certainly have their eye on.
An exciting new size from one of the most prestigious cigar brands has joined the family of Cuban Minis, Puritos and Clubs. The Cohiba Short combines the length of a Cuban Mini with the width of a Puritos and is machine-made in Cuba using tobaccos from the same region reserved for Habanos.
HOYO DE MONTERREY ELEGANTES (New LCDH Edition)
The Hoyo de Monterrey Elegantes is covered in a cinnamon brown wrapper that features a bit of tooth as well as a significant amount of oil. The cigar is quite spongy when squeezed, and there are multiple veins running up and down the length.
Aroma from the wrapper is a combination of strong barnyard, manure, grass, cedar and leather, while the cold draw brings flavors of creamy oak, almonds, cinnamon, leather and a touch of citrus.
The Hoyo de Monterrey Elegantes is a 6 1/4 (158mm) x 47 perfecto that will be sold in boxes of 10 when it is released. This is the second Hoyo de Monterrey to be named an LCDH exclusive, after the Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure de Luxe was announced in 2012.
LA GLORIA CUBANA 25 Aniversario
To celebrate the 25-year history of this prestigious network of La Casa Del Habano which has more than 140 branches all over the world, Habanos s.a. presented in 2015 a Humidor with an intriguing design. This artisanal piece of work that has been delicately carved in fine woods by the best Cuban artisans, has the shape of a colonial styled house with the colours that identify with its graphic image.
Inside each humidor are two special edition sizes of the La Gloria Cubana blend, a Pirámides (6 1/10 x 52) and Robustos Extra (6 7/10 x 48). There are 15 of each cigar included in the humidor, with a total of 3,500 humidors produced and available exclusively through La Casa del Habano locations, which is reflected by way of the secondary band that the cigars wear.
Each humidor was carved in fine woods by Cuban artisans in the shape of a colonial styled house, with colors that complement those of La Casa del Habano stores.
The third and final of Habano’s S.A.’s 2016 Edición Limitadas has begun to arrive at retail, as today LCDH Malaysia announced that the Montecristo Dantés is available for sale at La Casa del Habano stores in the country.
The Montecristo Dantés (6 3/5 x 48) comes in the Hermosos No.1 vitola, a grand corona that indicates that the Cuban cigar conglomerate hasn’t completely forgotten about fans of sub-50 ring gauge cigars. It’s also the first 48 ring gauge cigar released in the Montecristo marca, and its name is a nod to Edmond Dantès, the main character of Alexander Dumas’ book The Count of Montecristo, from which the marca gets its name.
TRINIDAD TOPES (Limited Edition 2016)
Since 1980, the Trinidad Fundadores has been produced exclusively for Fidel Castro. The only boxes that left Cuba were gifts to foreign diplomats. On February of 1998, the brand was officially launched as an export in Trinidad, Cuba. The cigars were first made available in Canada and Mexico in April 1998, and later became available to the world market. This line features one size, the Fundadore, which means Founder. It is similar in size to the Cohiba Lancero, measuring at a ring guage of 40 and a length of 7 and 3/4 inches or 195 mm.
Named after one of Cuba’s most beautiful cities, the Trinidad is produced only in the El Laguito factory, and packaged in an ‘unusual’ quantity of 24 cigars as well as in cabinets of 50.
COHIBA MEDIO SIGLO
The new Medio Siglo features a completely new vitola in the range of sizes of Habanos, its dimensions being a tribute to two other classic vitolas in Línea 1492. The Cohiba Medio Siglo has the 52 ring gauge (20.64 mm) of the Cohiba Siglo VI and the length (102 mm) of the Cohiba Siglo I, leading to a modern, small format Habano that is completely new for the brand, with a smoking time of around 30 minutes and the medium strength flavour that characterises Línea 1492.
It should also be highlighted that this represents the first launch within Línea 1492 since 2002, when the Cohiba Siglo VI was presented. With this launch, Cohiba strengthens its offer in smaller formats, and offers its smokers an interesting vitola in line with current trends.
All Cohiba brand Habanos are made Totalmente a Mano con Tripa Larga – Totally by Hand with Long Filler – with selected leaves from Vuelta Abajo*, the best tobacco-growing region in the world, in Pinar del Rio*, Cuba. The leaves used in Cohiba’s production are the pick of the five best Vegas de Primera from the tobacco-growing districts of San Juan y Martinez and San Luis in Vuelta Abajo.
MONTECRISTO 80 ANNIVERSARIO
The Montecristo 80 Aniversario has special dimensions that cannot be found in any other standard Habanos vitola. It will particularly appeal to smokers who enjoy thick ring gauge Habanos and an exquisite blend that is balanced, and intense at the same time.
This commemorative edition is presented in an exclusive, uniquely designed box made from the finest Cuban wood and elegantly finished with carmelite lacquer, with all its bevelled edges showing. The box cover stands out due to the round Montecristo seal in vivid gold tones, inspired by the design of the brand’s band.
The Habanos in this edition are also presented in an exclusive and novel fashion. The brand’s band is entirely finished in gold for the occasion and is accompanied by a second band bearing the reason for the edition: 80 Aniversario.
PARTAGAS 170 ANNIVESARIO
If there is one particularly famous cigar factory in Havana, it is Partagas. You can find it at No. 520 Industria Street, just behind the Capitol building, in the heart of the city. The factory was opened in 1845 by Don Jaime Partagas and it has been making the cigars that bear his name ever since.
A Partagas is immediately recognisable by its deep, earthy flavour. The character of its blend springs from a selection of filler and binder tobaccos grown in the Vuelta Abajo zone and chosen for their unmistakable richness of flavour and aroma.
Partagas come in a wide array of shapes and sizes notably the Lusitania and the 8-9-8, a cigar that is named after the way it is arranged in its box.
ROMEO Y JULIETA CAPULETO
Named after William Shakespeare’s tragic lovers, the origins of Romeo y Julieta as a Habano date back to 1875.
The brand rose to international fame during the early years of the 20th Century under the direction of Don ‘Pepin’ Rodríguez, a talented promoter, who was amongst the first to recognise the power of the cigar band. During his hey day no less than 20,000 different bands were used in production.
Winston Churchill became a devotee of the brand. Following his visit to Havana in 1946, his name has not only been commemorated on a band but it has also served to describe the marque’s most famous size – Romeo y Julieta Churchills.
PUNCH VINTAGE JAR
Punch is one of the very oldest Habano brands. Don Manuel López of Juan Valle & Co founded it in the mid 19th Century with an eye to the booming British market where a humorous magazine of the same name was much in vogue.
A contented Mr Punch, the clown who personified the magazine, is still featured in every box, cigar in hand, and surrounded by 19th Century images of cigar making that remain virtually unchanged over a century and a half later.
In 1931 the Punch became associated with Hoyo de Monterrey and the two brands have been made at the same factory ever since. Today the factory is La Corona.
Punch’s distinct medium flavour created with a blend of filler and binder tobaccos from Vuelta Abajo is available in a wide variety of sizes all of which are Tripa larga, Totalmente a Mano – long filler, totally hand made.