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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Rundown of New Cigars

Pepin Garcia’s newest cigar, My Father, is a bold smoke made with a Ecuadoran wrapper leaf grown from Havana seed.

This massive Cohiba Sublimes Extra, created for the 2008 Habanos Collection Series, measures 7 1/4 inches by 54 ring gauge. It's packaged in a box resembling a book.

The strongest Macanudo ever, Macanudo 1968 has a spicy Honduran wrapper, a Havana seed binder grown in Connecticut, and a mix of Nicaraguan and Dominican filler.

Not released since 2004, the Carlos Toraño Tribute (this time in a 2008 presentation) combines a Brazilian wrapper with Nicaraguan filler and binder tobaccos.

Each of the 10 cigars in the C.A.O. Champion sampler have been rated 90 points or higher in Cigar Aficionado or Cigar Insider.

The new maduro version of Drew Estate’s Chateau Real has a Mexican San Andres wrapper. The line comes in eight sizes.

Cuba’s new Partagas Salomones is a double-tapered figurado measuring 7 1/4 by 57 that comes in boxes of 10. Note the secondary band with the Casa del Habano logo.

The Cusano 59 Rare Cameroon has a sweet, toothy wrapper and is among the first cigars to be made at D.R. Global S.A. in the Dominican Republic.

The Davidoff Robusto Maduro is the first maduro-wrapped Davidoff. The wrapper is Nicaraguan, somewhat unusual for maduro smokes.

The limited-edition Aurora Puro Vintage 2003 comes in only one size, a 7 1/2 by 58 Salomon. All the tobacco used on the cigar was harvested in 2003. Despite the name puro, the wrapper is from Ecuador.

The Rocky Patel Renaissance brand is made in Nicaragua. The three-size line features an Ecuador wrapper.

United Tobacco Inc. created the Cubao line with Pepin Garcia. The Nicaraguan brand comes in six sizes.

Mi Dominicana by Jose Seijas is a Dominican puro that comes in eight sizes, including a diminutive perfecto and a 7 1/2 inch lancero.

The Montecristo Sublimes Edición Limitada is a massive smoke, measuring 6 1/2 by 54 ring. It comes in boxes of 10.

Alec Bradley's new Tempus line is bold, powerful and has scored very well in Cigar Aficionado and Cigar Insider.

The Los Perfectos Sampler from La Flor Dominicana contains five cigars, each measuring 5 3/4 by 54 ring. The two unbanded smokes are a mystery blend.

Reyes Family Premier is a new blend from the makers of Puros Indios. The dark cigars are made with Ecuadoran wrappers.

The highly-rated Casa Magna Colorado is blended by Manuel Quesada and rolled by Nestor Plasencia. The cigars are rich, yet affordably priced.

The RYR Series Y is being called the first medium-to full-bodied cigar from Savinelli. It’s rolled in Nicaragua, by Estelí Cigars.

The Ashton Estate Sun Grown 22-Year Salute, which should be on sale for the holiday season, is a pyramid made with wrapper from Chateau de la Fuente.

The Romeo y Julieta Romeo is a forgotten size, brought back by Habanos in a lovely humidor that holds 50 of these 6 3/8 by 52 figurados.

The Exile Wired comes in an eye-grabbing box built like a wire-hinged wooden crate. The cigars are made in Honduras.

The Partagas Serie D No. 5 is a new Cuban Edición Limitada. The cigars measure 4 5/16 by 50 ring gauge, a bit shorter than the famous Serie D No. 4.

The God of Fire by Don Carlos Edición de Aniversario 2008 selection contains nine cigars made by Tabacalera A. Fuente. Unlike the traditional Don Carlos blend, this anniversary blend has a wrapper from Ecuador and a much spicier flavor profile.