At this year’s 2016 IPCPR Trade Show, PDR Cigars will introduce a new blend into its A. Flores Gran Reserva line. The A. Flores 1975 Gran Reserva Deflorado will become the third blend into the Gran Reserva line. The cigar will incorporate a special Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper known as Deflorado. Information on this release was first reported in the 4/5/16 Cigar Insider.
Deflorado stands for “deflowered”. It is a technique used during the process of tobacco growing. In a tobacco plant, the nutrients and sugar are concentrated in the flower. Once the flower is removed, the concentration of the nutrients and sugar transition to the leaves – typically the higher priming ones. The result is a leaf with more nutrients and more in the way of boldness. The Deflorado technique is a way to increase the potency of an Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper – which typically is milder.
The Gran Reserva Deflorado joins the A. Flores Gran Reserva Corojo and A. Flores Gran Reserva Habano.
The 2016 IPCPR Trade Show opens July 24 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
At a glance, here is a look at the A. Flores Gran Reserva Deflorado:
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut Seed Deflorado
Binder: Ecuadorian Habano / Jalapa (Double Binder)
Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic (PDR Cigars Factory)
With the exception of the Half Corona, the vitolas in the A. Flores Gran Reserva Deflorado will be available in 24 count boxes. The Half Corona will be available in either 50 count boxes or five count tins.
Half Corona: 3 1/2 x 46 (SRP $5.09)
Robusto: 5 x 52 (SRP $12.35)
Torpedo: 6 1/2 x 52 (SRP $14.95)
Gran Toro: 6 x 54 (SRP $14.10)
Double Magnum: 6 x 60 (SRP $15.00)