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Ediciones Limitadas 2016: Montecristo Dantés, Trinidad Topes and Romeo y Julieta Capuletos

• Trinidad, Montecristo and Romeo y Julieta are the three brands selected by Habanos, S.A. for these Ediciones Limitadas (Limited Editions) 2016 and will be arriving to the different points of sales worldwide in the coming weeks.

launch the 2016, Montecristo Dantés, Trinidad Topes and Romeo y Julieta Capuletos, that are reaching to the different outlets around the world.

The Ediciones Limitadas – Limited Editions- of are appreciated and expected by the aficionados every year. These Ediciones are special because their vitolas do not exist in the regular range of sizes of the brand portfolio. They are also distinguished by a careful selection of all their leaves – , and -, which have been aged for a period of at least 2 years. The dark wrapper dressing these Habanos, coming from the highest levels on the , is another characteristic that identifies them, as this wrapper is darker than the one of the vitolas in the regular range of the brand.

All Habanos of these Ediciones Limitadas are made “ con ” (“Totally handmade with Long Filler”) and with leaves selected in very small quantities from the , in the region of , Cuba. These Habanos have been made by Cuban expert , willing to meet the expectations of the most demanding Habano enthusiasts.

Ediciones Limitadas 2016 (Limited Editions)

Topes (56 ring gauge x 125 mm length). This vitola is also unique in the range of sizes of Habanos; it will be the brand’s heaviest ring gauge after Trinidad Vigía (54 x110 mm), showing the brand’s clear trend of filling out its traditional portfolio with new heavy ring gauge benchmarks. Trinidad Topes, with medium strength flavour, is presented in a 12-unit Semi Boîte Nature case.

Montecristo Dantés (48 ring gauge x 167 mm length). This is a heavy to medium ring gauge Habano, with an elegant format and medium to full strength flavour. In addition, this Habano is the first “Hermoso” (48 ring gauge) launched in the Montecristo brand. This Limited Edition is presented in a special 10-unit case.

Romeo y Julieta Capuletos (53 ring gauge x 153 mm length). For the very first time, the vitola de galera “Sobresalientes” is launched with Capuletos, totally unprecedented in the Habanos portfolio. Enthusiasts will be able to enjoy a balanced, aromatic blend from the brand in a completely new format with strength flavour Habano. The presentation is in a completely new format with strength flavour.

Brand: Trinidad
Commercial Name: Topes
Factory Name: Topes
Dimensions: 56 ring gauge (22.23 mm) x 125 mm length
Presentation: SBN of 12 units

Brand: Montecristo
Commercial Name: Dantés
Factory Name: Hermosos No.1
Dimensions: 48 ring gauge (19.05 mm) x 167 mm length
Presentation: 10-unit SPB (special case)

Brand: Romeo y Julieta
Commercial Name: Capuletos
Factory Name: Sobresalientes
Dimensions: 53 ring gauge (21.03 mm) x 153 mm length
Presentation: SB of 25 units

Please, for further information, visit:

www.habanos.com

www.lacasadelhabano.com

The Havana-based company, jointly owned by the Cuban industry and the British Imperial Tobacco Group, which markets all 27 Habanos brands worldwide.
Limited Edition. Special productions of Habanos made annually using fillers, binders and wrappers aged at least 2 years before the cigars are made. The wrappers come from the top leaves of the shade-grown (tapado) tobacco plant, which are darker in colour. Boxes can be identified by an extra black and gold seal indicating that they contain Limited Edition Habanos and the year in which they were released. Each Habano is dressed with an extra band giving the same information.
The official Denominación de Origen Protegida (D.O.P.), or Protected Denomination of Origin used only to describe the most outstanding brands of cigars, which are manufactured in Cuba to the most exacting standards established by the Regulatory Council, from tobaccos grown only in particular areas of the island that are also protected as Denominations of Origin. In English the word translates as Havanas, which are widely considered to be the best cigars in the world.
The outside wrapper leaf of the Habano.
Filler, the blend of two, three or four different types of tobacco leaves that form the heart of a Habano and dictate its flavour.
The binder leaf. Selected from the largest and finest volado leaves grown on the lower part of the plant.
Literally -covered-. The term is used to describe the method of growing tobacco for wrappers in the shade under muslin cloth.
Cuban Black Tobacco. The indigenous tobacco plant discovered on the island by Christopher Columbus.
Totally by hand. A description created in Havana to differentiate between Cuban methods of making cigars by hand from the semi-mechanised metods used elsewhere that can legally be described as "Hecho a Mano" or "Hand Made".
Long filler. Filler that is made from full-length tobacco leaves.
The finest tobacco-growing land in the world, Vuelta Abajo is the main source of tobacco for Habanos, and the only zone that grows all types of leaf: wrappers, fillers and binders. A Protected Denomination of Origin.
The name of the region that embraces all of the important growing zones in the west of Cuba, and the name of the provincial capital. A Protected Denomination of Origin.
Cigar roller. The word translates as "twister", but that is the last thing a cigar roller should do when making a cigar.