San Cristobal Mercaderes LCDH 2005
Length: 6 5/8"
Ring Gauge: 48
Strength: Light to Medium
Packaging: 1 Single Cigar
At first, the range comprised just four vitolas, each named after one of the fortresses built from the 16th to the 18th Centuries that defended Havana when it was the hub of Spain’s American empire. These are El Morro, La Fuerza, La Punta, and El Principe.
Then, in 2004, three new sizes were added, which are unique to San Cristóbal. These are named after well-known streets in Havana’s Old Town: Muralla, Mercaderes and Oficios.
All San Cristóbal ‘s vitolas are Tripa Larga, Totalmente a Mano – long filler, totally hand made – to a light to medium flavored blend of filler and binder leaves from the Vuelta Abajo tobacco zone.