At the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show, Las Cumbres Tabaco, the company co-owned by José Blanco and his wife Emma Viktorsson will introduce its first maduro offering.The cigar will be under the Señorial brand and is called the Señorial Maduro Natural by José Blanco. The Señorial Maduro Natural becomes the third regular production offering joining the Señorial by José Blanco and the soon to be released Freyja line.
According to Viktorsson, “we gave it the name Natural because the wrapper is rather rustic, it’s obviously a natural Maduro.” In terms of why they decided to make a maduro she said most companies decide to add a maduro to the line and this was something logical to do with the development of the company.
The blend utilizes a San Andres Maduro wrapper. While Blanco had not used the San Andres wrapper before, Viktorsson said he opted to use it for the Señorial Maduro Natural “as it felt just right.” The blend is not simply a maduro put on the Señorial blend as it features a Dominican Piloto Cubano binder and a combination of Piloto Cubano and Criollo ’98 for the filler. As with all current Las Cumbres Tabaco offerings, the Señorial Maduro Natural is made at Tabacalera Palma – the factory owned by Blanco’s cousin, Jochi Blanco.
The Señorial Maduro Natural is being launched in four sizes: Lonsdale Refinado (6 1/2 x 44), Robusto Digno (5 1/2 x 50), Toro Coloso (6 x 54), and Opulent (6 x 60). The cigars are packaged in 21 count boxes consisting of three rows of seven cigars.
The 2015 IPCPR Trade Show will be a busy one for Las Cumbers Tabaco. In addition to the Señorial Maduro Natural, the company add a lancero offering to the existing Señorial line and launch Vitkorsson’s own blend, Freyja.
At a glance, here is a look at the Señorial Maduro Natural:
Wrapper: Mexican San Andres
Binder: Dominican Piloto Cubano
Filler: Dominican Piloto Cubano and Dominican Criollo ’98
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic (Tabacalera Palma)
Lonsdale Refinado: 6 1/2 x 44 (SRP $7.50)
Robusto Digno: 5 1/2 x 50 (SRP $8.50)
Toro Coloso: 6 x 54 (SRP $9.00)
Opulento: 6 x 60 (SRP $10.00)