Altadis U.S.A. has announced a new size in the Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua line. The Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua Espeso will measure 5 1/2 x 60 and ship this Spring. “Espeso,” the Spanish word for “thick,” and describes the fatter ring gauge of this vitola.
This cigar was a great addition to the Epic line from Montecristo, maybe the best yet. I was a big fan of the Epic Craft Cured, a cigar that I thought went kind of under the radar. This is just as good as that or better. The flavors were harmonious and left me wanting more and more. I really dug the caramel sweetness combined with the on an off oak flavor. The burn and draw were perfect the whole time and just added to the great experience. I will be picking up some more of these for myself, I think you should too.
JR Cigar has announced another offering in its lineup of 50th Anniversary Celebration cigars - Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua JR 50th. The company worked with Rafael Nodal, Head of Product Capability at Tabacalera USA, and AJ Fernandez, to create a new exclusive size in the Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua line.
Altadis U.S.A. is celebrating Romeo y Julieta's 145 years of cigars by releasing a new limited-edition cigar: Romeo y Julieta Eternal. The blend is made by the Plasencia family in collaboration with Rafael Nodal, Head of Product Development at Tabacalera USA.
"From beginning to end this cigar performed like a rock star. The transitions in flavors from section to section kept my interest and the flavors were exactly what I look for in a cigar. Cocoa, baking spices, leather, and salted nuts all worked in unison to create a truly enjoyable experience. I would definitely recommend this cigar to anyone. Thanks for the chance to smoke it!" -Kevin J. (maninblack77)
Altadis U.S.A. is releasing a special 6 x 60 gordo version of their Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua to celebrate their 2019 Cigar of the Year award from Cigar Aficionado. Just like the original blend, the Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua Impromptu is a collaboration between Rafael Nodal and AJ Fernandez.
Altadis U.S.A. released the Trinidad Espiritu in July of 2019. Now, over a year later, they are releasing a followup cigar in a new blend, Trinidad Espiritu Series No. 2. The original Espiritu actually had Series No. 1 on the band, but that kind of went under the radar. The original scored a 91 in our blind test.