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 that have been aged between four and sixteen years. The Nicaraguan tobaccos underwent a special finishing process in Spanish Sherry Cask barrels.
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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Photo Credits: Cigar Coop