General Cigar has announced a first its super-premium Cohiba brand–the first Cohiba to be wrapped in a Connecticut Shade wrapper.
The new Cohiba Connecticut will feature a complex blend of Brazilian Mata Fina and Dominican Piloto Cubano, Nicaraguan Jalapa to enhance the cigar’s overall strength; and Dominican Olor for added depth. The cigar’s Mexican San Andrean binder complements the filler leaves and delivers optimal combustibility.
“Our agronomists partnered with an independent grower in Ecuador’s Los Rios province to produce a silky and lustrous Ecuadoran Connecticut Shade wrapper,” commented Sean Williams, Cohiba’s brand ambassador. “Unlike cloth-covered fields that shield the tobacco from the blistering sun in Connecticut, this special wrapper is grown beside Ecuador’s Vinces River and beneath the thick, natural cloud cover that blankets the region. The volcanic soil yielded a wrapper that was intentionally developed for its aesthetic qualities, with veins that are barely perceptible. Looks aside, the wrapper is ideal for blending, as it maximizes the filler and binder leaves.”
Cohiba Connecticut is mild-to-medium bodied and has rich aroma, spice and a bit of sweetness. It will be available in four sizes: Robusto (5 1/2 x 50), Crystal Robusto (5 x 50), Toro (6 1/4 x 52), and Gigante (6 x 60). MSRP ranges between $19.99 and $22.99. The cigar is handcrafted at General Cigar Dominicana and will be a full-time addition to the Cohiba portfolio. Cohiba Connecticut will ship to retailers in early March 2019.
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