Wednesday, March 13, 2013


During the XV Habanos Festival in Cuba back in February, Habanos S.A annouced the release of the first PARTAGAS Gran Reserva along with this years Edicion Limitada (Limited Edition) cigars for 2013. Typically, every year they release a number of L.E cigars to commemorate either the brands achievements, anniversaries, reserves or the selective blending of the specially harvested tobacco leaves.

Highlight of Habanos Festival XV - PARTAGAS Gran Reserva Cosecha 2007

Lusitanias Gran Reserva Cosecha 2007 

Length: 19.4 cm
Ring Gauge: 49
Factory Name: Lusitanias Gran Reserva Cosecha 2007
Type: Lusitanias, Double Corona
Presentation: Box of 15s, Only 5,000 boxes (numbered)
Release Date: N/A

The Lusitanias, which is a current vitola in the PARTAGAS line, was selected as a suitable candidate for the minimum 5 year aging proccess to become the first PARTAGAS Gran Reserva. More details will come soon on expected date of release.

Another Exciting announcement during the XV Habanos Festival was the release of two new vitolas to the MONTECRISTO continuous line; Petit No.2 and the Double Edmundo

Petit No. 2

Length: 12 cm
Ring Gauge: 52
Factory Name: Montecristo Petit No. 2
Vitola: Petit No. 2
Type: Petit Pyramid
Presentation: Box of 25s, 10s and Packet of 3s
Release Date: N/A

Double Edmundo

Length: 15.5 cm
Ring Gauge: 50
Factory Name: Double Edmundo
Vitola: Dobles
Type: Robusto Extra
Presentation: Box of 25s, 10s and Packet of 3s
Release Date: N/A

With the introduction of the new two vitolas, MONTECRISTO has also revamped its cigar band, which was never changed much in years, with a beautiful gold embossed Monty logo with still keeping that deep brown/ruby color that has always been assosiated with MONTECRISTO.

As for this years announced Limited Editions (Edicion Limitada) 2013, The releases are:

Grand Epicure EL 2013

Length: 13 cm

Ring Gauge: 55
Factory Name: Grand Epicure EL 2013
Vitola: Montesco
Type: Robusto
Presentation: N/A
Release Date: N/A

De Luxe EL 2013

Length: 16.2 cm

Ring Gauge: 52
Factory Name: De Luxe EL 2013
Vitola: Capuleto
Type: Capuleto
Presentation: N/A
Release Date: N/A

Serie D'Oro No. 2

Length: 14 cm
Ring Gauge: 52
Factory Name: Serie D'Oro No. 2
Vitola: Companas
Type: Pyramid
Presentation: N/A
Release Date: N/A

Will keep following these Limited Editions until we get more information and a word on their release date.


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