|Late Harvest Estate Grown (R), new Skull and Bones (L), Oro (C)|
Viaje has become the masters of the microbatch release process. While this year, Viaje plans to produce another batch of their Satori and two new vitolas of the Skull and Bones (called Little Boy and Fat Man), they also displayed their latest blend at IPCPR 2011 – the Viaje Late Harvest Estate Grown series.
The Late Harvest Estate Grown has an analogy to the wine industry but geared more toward tobacco harvesting. While in the wine industry, “Late Harvest” refers to harvesting grapes, the Viaje concept involves picking the last primings from the tobacco plant.
As in typical Viaje fashion, these will be extremely limited and made available to select Viaje authorized retailers. Here is a breakdown of the cigar.
The Viaje Late Harvest Estate Grown cigar is an all-Nicaraguan puro:
Wrapper: Nicaraguan *
* I’ve been told this is a sun-grown wrapper, but do not have this confirmed. I failed to ask this at the show.
There will be two vitolas in the initial release:
LH550: 5 x 50
LH648: 6 x 48
No doubt these will be sought after cigars by Viaje cigar enthusiasts. Here is my assessment of this cigar when I sampled it.