La Flor Dominicana has announced that a new blend featuring a double claro wrapper will be hitting retailer shelves very soon.

Double Claro is the technical term for what is commonly known as a candela wrapper.  Candela wrappers are distinguished by their green color.  In 2011, candela releases by Viaje and Illusione certainly generated some buzz, so it will be interesting to see how this blend stacks up.  This is the first time LFD has used a candela wrapper.

We will have more details in the future on this release.  Here are the particulars that have been announced:

Blend Profile

Three countries make up the tobacco of the La Flor Dominicana Double Claro:

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Double Claro (Candela)
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Dominican

Vitolas Available

The initial offering will be three vitolas:

No. 42 : 5 1/2 x 42 (SRP $6.76)
No. 48: 6 7/8 x 48 (SRP $7.26)
No. 50: 5 x 50 (SRP $6.86)