Espinosa Premium Cigars has announced the third installment of its Laranja Series, the Espinosa Laranja Reserva Azulejo. The cigar will be officially launched at the 2021 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Trade. Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Laranja line was launched in 2014 with the Laranja Reserva. This was followed up in 2019 with the Laranja Reserva Escuro. Laranja Azulejo follows the Laranja’s practice of using Brazilian tobacco. While the Laranja Reserva and Laranja Reserva Escuro use Brazilian wrappers, the Laranja Reserva Azulejo uses a Brazilian Arapiraca leaf for the binder – marking the first time Espinosa has used that binder.
The blend also features a dark Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper and fillers from different growing regions of Nicaragua. This is also the first regular production release in the Espinosa portfolio to feature a Sumatra wrapper. Laranja Reserva Azulejo is produced at AJ Fernandez’s San Lotano factory.
Laranja Reserva Azulejo is available in four sizes (Corona Gordo, Robusto Grande, Toro, and Gordo). Each is presented in 20-count boxes.
As for the name Azulejo, it originates from a Portuguese word for a blueish glazed colored tile. The same blue is used on the Laranja Reserva Azulejo band.
“This is a special cigar and I believe it is the perfect blend to join the Laranja family. I can’t wait for our retailers to try it. The original Laranja and the Laranja Escuro have done incredibly well for us. I am looking forward to this (Azulejo) launch,” commented Erik Espinosa in a press release.
The 2021 PCA Trade Show opens July 10 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
At a glance, here is a look at the Espinosa Laranja Reserva Azulejo:
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Binder: Brazilian Arapiraca
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: San Lotano
Corona Gorda: 6 x 46 (SRP $11.00)
Robusto Grande: 5 1/2 x 54. (SRP $11.60)
Toro: 6 x 52 ($12.05)
Gordo: 6 x 60 (SRP $12.60)
Photo Credit: Espinosa Cigars