At the 2017 IPCPR Trade Show, Altadis U.S.A. unveiled a new Connecticut Broadleaf offering under its Saint Luis Rey brand known as the Saint Luis Rey Natural Broadleaf.
While releases such as the Saint Luis Rey Serie G Maduro have utilized bold and oily Connecticut Broadleaf wrappers, the Saint Luis Rey Natural Broadleaf is going to be slightly lighter. This Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper is sun-grown and then undergoes what Altadis U.S.A. refers to a natural fermentation process.
The remainder of the blend consists of a Criollo ’98 binder and a combination of Honduran and Nicaraguan fillers. The Saint Luis Rey Natural Broadleaf is available in three sizes: Rothchilde, Churchill, and Magnum. The line is skewed toward larger ring gauges as the smallest ring gauge size is a 56. The three sizes are available in 25-count boxes. Production of the cigar comes out of Flor de Copan in Honduras.
Altadis U.S.A. says full distribution to its trade changes will commence in September. Here is a look at the Saint Luis Rey Natural Broadleaf.
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Criollo ’98
Filler: Honduran, Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Honduras (Flor de Copan)
Rothchilde: 5 x 56 (SRP $6.50)
Magnum: 6 x 60 (SRP $6.95)
Churchill: 7 x 58 (SRP $6.75)
Photo Credits: Cigar Coop