Altadis USA will launch a fourth size in its H. Upmann Legacy series. This will add a 6 x 60 vitola to the line. The Announcement was made at Cigar Dave’s annual “Charlotte Invasion” live broadcast event on June 1, 2013 hosted by Tinder Box of the Carolinas at the Ballantyne Resort in Charlotte, North Carolina.
On the broadcast, Altadis Vice President Janelle Rosenfeld described the vitola as being a limited release. Production quantities and availability were not disclosed.
The announcement was not a surprise as the “Charlotte Invasion” event originally intended to be a launch event for a new size of the H. Upmann Legacy.
The H. Upmann Legacy becomes the latest brand in Atladis to undergo a facelift in terms of packaging and blending. This approach had already been taken with the the VegaFina, Montecristo,Trinidad, Romeo y Julieta, and Te-Amo brands.
The H. Upmann Legacy recently scored a 94 on our assessment.
The H. Upmann Legacy uses vintage 2008 tobaccos:
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan
For completeness we list the vitolas in the H. Upmann Legacy line.
6 x 60: 6 x 60
Corona: 5 1/2 x 44
Toro: 6 x 52
Robusto: 5 x 54