The fourth installment of the La Palina Goldie has now reached stores. In what was an unconventional announcement approach by La Palina standards, it released details of the 2015 Goldie following its arrival at stores. This year’s La Palina Goldie introduces a 6 1/10 x 50 vitola into the series officially dubbed the La Palina Goldie Laguito Robusto Extra.
The Goldie line was created as a tribute to Goldie Drell Paley, the wife of Sam Paley – who originally founded the La Palina brand back in 1896. It is meant to be a tribute to the accomplishments of women in the cigar industry. Once again Miami’s El Titan de Bronze will be the factory where the Goldie is made and once again the roller will be Maria Sierra. Sierra is a 95 rated, category 9 roller trained by Fidel Castro’s personal roller Eduardo Rivera Izarri as well as Avelino Lara (Cohiba).
The Goldie is an annual limited edition cigar that is under the La Palina Collection line. There will be 2,000 signed and numbered boxes of ten of the La Palina Goldie Robusto Extra to be produced.
The cigar features the line’s signature fan-tail cap.
The original La Palina Goldie Laguito No. 2, a petit lancero was the Cigar Coop 2012 Cigar of the Year. In 2013, a toro size – the La Palina Goldie No. 5 was the Cigar Coop #1 Line Extension for 2013. The 2014 edition was the La Palina Goldie Laguito Especial (lancero).
At a glance, here is a look at the La Palina Goldie line:
The following is the blend that has been featured on previous editions of the Goldie. As with the previous releases, the blend of the Goldie Laguito Robusto Extra features the high priming Medio Tiempo leaf – something only found in 10 percent of tobacco plants.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Filler: Nicaraguan, Dominican
The following is a history of the La Palina Goldie line: