At the 2019 IPCPR Trade Show in Las Vegas, Royal Agio Cigars will introduce its fourth blend under the Balmoral Añejo XO line, the Balmoral Añejo XO Nicaragua.
The cigar is highlighted by a Sun Grown Nicaraguan Habano wrapper over a Brazilian Cubra binder and a combination of Nicaraguan Estelí, Dominican Olor, and Stalk Cut Brazilian Mata Norte. The Brazilian Mata Norte is a signature tobacco seen in many Royal Agio releases. Production will be at Royal Agio’s boutique factory in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic. It will be available in the same five sizes as the other Balmoral Añejo XO offerings: Torpedo Mk52, Gran Toro 6 x 52, Rothschild Masivo, Corona 5 7/8 x 42 and Petit Robusto FT (Flagtail). Each size will be presented in 20-count boxes.
The Balmoral Añejo XO Nicaragua joins the lineup for Balmoral Añejo XO that currently includes Añejo XO (Brazilian Arapiraca wrapper), Añejo XO Connecticut and Añejo XO Oscuro (Mexican San Andrés wrapper). According to Royal Agio Cigars, “Once again, this new blend aligns directly with the blending philosophy of the Balmoral Añejo XO brand, which is about consistently delivering the optimal balance of sophisticated complexity and smoothness. Each meticulously crafted, extensively aged cigar blend is the result of a relentless curiosity and global search for the top 5% of select premium tobaccos available, including the exclusive, signature Brazilian Mata Norte, that combine to accentuate flavor notes with an underlying natural sweetness.”
“The new Añejo XO Nicaragua is a special blend that has been in development for quite some time because, as usual, we wanted to ensure that we had the perfect combination of unique and exclusive, aged premium tobaccos that would make this Nicaragua blend truly stand out. Our curious approach to blending has once again led us to an exceptional, one-of-a-kind discovery sure to delight cigar lovers everywhere,” commented Boris Wintermans, 4th Generation CEO of Royal Agio Cigars.
At a glance, here is a look at the Balmoral Añejo XO Nicaragua:
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Sun Grown Nicaraguan Habano
Binder: Brazilian Cubra binder
Filler Nicaraguan Estelí, Dominican Olor, and Stalk Cut Brazilian Mata Norte
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: Agio Caribbean Tobacco
Petit Robusto FT (Flagtail): 4 1⁄4 x 48 (MSRP $8.50)
Rothschild Masivo: 5 x 55 (MSRP $9.75)
Corona: 5 7/8 x 42 (MSRP $9.00)
Gran Toro: 6 x 52 (MSRP $10.50)
Torpedo Mk52: 6 1⁄4 x 52 (MSRP $11.25)
Photo Credits: Royal Agio Cigars