Edicion Limitadas come out in relatively
limited quantities, thus uniquely combining the accessibility of
"regular" production, with the charm of a collector`s item, as these
are excellent quality, one-off cigars with prices that are not higher than standard
production cigars by more than 20%.
These cigars have a dark-coloured wrapper that has had extra ageing, and
give out a sumptuous, spicy and roasted character.
The idea to create these cigars was born in
2000 when the Cubans were trying to figure out a way to make the best use of
their wrapper stock from the 1997/1998 harvest.
These tobacco leaves had the colorado maduro colour, that is the
traditional colour of Cuban maduros several decades ago. They come from the top leaves of the tobacco
plant and are thick enough to withstand the extended fermentation and ageing
process. The first line came out in 2001.
Each year, the new line is presented in late
February during the Habanos festival, and cigars are marketed a few months
later. The 2011 Edicion Limitadas are
expected early in the Fall. This year,
the line will consist of:
- The Cohiba 1966, an imposing Canonazo Especial
(imagine a longer Siglo VI) measuring 166mm in length and with a ring gauge of
52, also celebrating the brand`s 45th anniversary.
- Hoyo de Monterrey Short
Piramide, a small pyramid cigar, 135mm long with a ring gauge of just 43. And
for the first time one of my favourite brands,
- Ramon Allones, joins the Edicion Limitada line with the Allones Extra, a slightly thicker corona, 143mm long with a ring gauge of 44.
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- 5 - 5.5
- 6 - 6.5
- 7 - 8
- Very Good
- 8.5 - 9
- 9.5 - 10
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