Last year General Cigar launched its most premium offering in its most premium line, the Cohiba Spectre. This year the company unveiled an all-new version of the Cohiba Spectre at the 2019 IPCPR Trade Show.
The Cohiba Spectre 2019 is highlighted by a deeply fermented high priming Nicaragua Jalapa wrapper that underwent an additional fermentation process for six months. A total of eight barrels of wrapper tobacco were set aside for the Cohiba Spectre.
The remainder of the blend consists of a Connecticut Broadleaf binder and fillers consisting of Brazilian Mata Fina and Nicaraguan tobaccos. The Nicaraguan tobaccos originate from the Estelí and Jalapa regions. The Nicaraguan tobaccos underwent a special finishing process in Spanish Sherry Cask barrels. According to General Cigar, each leaf in the CS19 has been aged four to sixteen years.
The cigar itself is a 6 x 49 vitola with each cigar packaged in an individual case. A total of 180 boxes consisting of ten cigars was produced. Pricing is at $90.00 per cigar – the same pricing as the Cohiba Spectre 2018.
The cigars were crafted by a single pair: roller Céspedes and buncher Ruben Dario Perez Peña. General Cigar said the pair has a total of five decades experience.
At a glance, here is a look at the Cohiba Spectre 2019:
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Jalapa
Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler: Brazilian Mata Fina, Nicaraguan (Estelí, Jalapa)
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: General Cigar Dominicana
Toro: 6 x 49
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