At the 2013 IPCPR Trade Show in Las Vegas, Dunhill Cigars showcased their second installment in less than a year to the Aged Reserva Especiale series. This installment is called the Dunhill Aged Reserva Especiale 2006.
The Dunhill Aged Reserva Especiale 2006 derives its name from the Dominican Piloto Cubano tobacco contained into the blend. In a press release announcing the cigar, Steven Kron, regional account manager for Dunhill cigars and pipe tobacco commented:
In 2006, climatic conditions were ideal for tobacco cultivation in the Dominican Republic, and an exceptional Piloto Cubano crop was harvested from the famed Cibao Valley. After seeing how beautifully the tobacco was curing in the sheds, we decided to set it aside for deep maturation, and use this superlative tobacco in our second Dunhill Aged Reserva Especiale offering.”
The Piloto Cubano leaves were aged in tercios for seven years, thus the name “2006” for this release.
The Dunhill Aged Reserva Especiale 2006 wil be a limited production release, with only 3,000 boxes of ten produced.
Late in 2012, Dunhill Cigars announced the Dunhill Aged Reserva Especiale 2003. The Reserva Especiale 2003 contained 10 year old tobaccos in the blend. That cigar was also a limited production run.
Dunhill Cigars are made by British Tobacco International. They are distributed in the United States by General Cigar Company.
At a glance, let’s take a closer look at the Dunhill Aged Reserva Especiale 2006.
In addition to the seven year old Piloto Cubano Dominican tobacco, the Dunhill Aged Reserva Especiale 2006 contains some Brazilian Mata Fina tobacco and a Connecticut Shade wrapper. There was no specific breakdown of the binder and filler provided.
Wrapper: Connecticut Shade
Binder/Filler: Seven Year old aged Piloto Cubano (Dominican) and Brazilian Mata Fina.
The Dunhill Aged Reserva Especiale 2006 is being made in one size – a 5 1/2 x 54 Robusto. This is the same size as the Dunhill Aged Reserva Especiale 2003 was made in. The cigar will have an SRP of $15.00 per cigar.