General Cigar has announced a new line in the Partagas brand: Añejo. The word anejo refers to the well-aged wrapper tobacco that defines its appearance and its taste. It is rolled at General Cigar Dominicana and ships to retailers on March 1.
Partagas Añejo uses a rare 1998 Cameroon wrapper along with a 2013 Connecticut Shade wrapper to form a barber-pole format. The rest of the blend consists of a Dominican binder and Mexican and Dominican fillers.
With Partagas Añejo, we have taken the brand’s long-term association with aged Cameroon wrappers to a new level. Not only have we created the first Partagas cigar to have a barber pole wrapper, but we’ve also done so with tobaccos that are among the most aged we’ve ever used. Añejo will become a seasonal offering for Partagas, one that will give us the opportunity to highlight the intricacies and nuances of deeply-aged Cameroon wrapper.
Matt Wilson, senior brand manager for Partagas
Partagas Añejo comes in 25-count wooden boxes and just two sizes. Both vitolas are 4.5” length in length which was dictated by the size of Cameroon wrapper leaves. The two sizes are: Petit Robusto (4.5” x 49)– MSRP per cigar $6.99 and Esplendido (4.5” x 60)– MSRP per cigar $7.49