Not strictly a Limited Edition as the tobaccos are not aged in the same way, the cigars are not dressed with maduro wrappers and they are not adorned with the second band. Nonetheless it is a fantastic cigar and a great way to mark the 80th anniversary of the world’s most popular Havana brand. This cigar is already a collector’s item and is, unusually, presented in boxes of 20.
FLAVOUR: Medium to Full VITOLA: 80 Aniversario RING GAUGE: 55 LENGTH: 6 ½ Inches / 165mm
The Hoyo de Monterrey Primavera celebrates the 2021 Chinese New Year and is available in very limited quantities. It is only the second time a cigar has been released by Habanos s.a. to commemorate the festivities and follows the popular Romeo y Julieta Maravillas 8 in 2020 (Year of the Rat).
Each of the 18 cigars presented in the stunning commemorative wooden lacquered boxes are dressed with a unique foot band which are branded “Year of the Ox”. The cigars measure 6 5/8” (167mm) x 48 ring gauge and the size is referred to as a Hermosos No.1 in the factories of Cuba. Only 8,888 numbered boxes will be produced for global release by Habanos s.a.
Hoyo de Monterrey is a light bodied Habanos brand named after a plantation in San Juan y Martínez in the heart of Vuelta Abajo. It remains one of the most famous Vegas de Primera to this day (first class tobacco fields) where somewhat fittingly for this cigar is still ploughed by oxen to this day so as not to compact the top-soil.
Romeo y Julieta has released a special one-off cigar to celebrate the 2020 Chinese New Year/Spring Festival.
Themed to honour the incoming Year of the Rat, eight Maravillas 8 cigars are presented in a bespoke red lacquered box. Each cigar dressed is with a classic Romeo y Julieta band as well as an additional foot band. A branded red velvet sleeve completes the presentation.
Each cigar measures 6 1/8” (155mm) x 55 ring gauge and is referred to as a Maravillas No.3 in the factories of Cuba, sharing its dimensions with the extremely popular Montecristo 520 (2012 Edición Limitada).
As the number eight is considered an auspicious or ‘lucky’ number in Chinese culture, the Romeo y Julieta Maravilla 8 is sure to appeal directly to cigar enthusiasts from this part of the world, as well as collectors globally.
The cigar is a Maravilla No.3 vitola, the same as the Montecristo 520 2012 Limited Edition cigar, and are adorned with a second band on the foot featuring an image of a rat. A large vitola, this provides a long, enjoyable smoke.
The cigar was launched at two separate events at The Kerry Hotel in Hong Kong on 13th & 14th November and is now available worldwide. However, quantities are very limited and initial demand has been high so they may not be found on the shelves of UK cigar merchants for very long.
With Romeo y Julieta's balanced and aromatic blend of selected filler and binder leaves from the Vuelta Abajo zone, the brand is the classic medium bodied Habano. The Maravilla has great complexity to the flavour producing a beautiful white smoke. The wrappers used are stunning, and silky smooth, and the strength builds to medium full in the last third.
Length: 6 1/8" Ring Gauge: 55 Strength: Medium Vitola: Maravillas No. 3
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