The Exquisito, 5" (126mm) x 33 ring gauge, was the favourite smoke of former El Laguito (the home factory for Cohiba) Director, Emilia Tamayo, the first woman ever to manage a Havana factory, and it is easy to see why. These slim cigars are full of classic Cohiba flavour and offer plenty of rich Cuban character.
In honour of unique personalities known among cigar aficionados, La Casa del Habano Knokke developed a series of Jar depicting well known smokers and their preffered brand. The jar series Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy and Fidel Castro.
H.Upmann Robustos (cepo 50 x 124mm)
A 2012 Editiòn Limitada release.
The H. Upmann cigar brand traces its history back to 1844 and several rival versions of the story of its origin exist. It is know for sure that two brothers, August and Herman Upman founded this Cuban cigar brand in that year. An afterate din is that their surname was, in fact, Hupmann, but the "H' was droyped from the name of the brand because "H. Upman” was more aesthetically appealing than H. Hupmann. Both chains an likely because both Hupmann and Upmann are German surnames. Alternately, there is a claim that the “H” in H Upmann stands for either "Hermany" or the Spanish word Hermanos, meaning "brothers", since it was Herman and August who founded the brand. Through the late 1800, the H. Upmann cigar Grand gained international recognition various exhilitions and won seven gold medals which sill abort the fithographed art on roday's H. Upman cigar bars, ding with Hermann Upmann's original signature.
An exception to the usual house flavour, this Robusto is an excellent introduction to curious palates. Fresh, herbaceous and light in taste, its charm is further accentuated through its even burn and highly floral aroma. This cigar has two different faces. As it has been always underrated, it may have been because this special smoke needs years of ageing to develop its real qualities. Very mild and bland when new, but after a process of at least four years maturing, superb herbal flavours arise in great balance with medium tobacco taste.
The Connosseur No.2 is a unique vitola within the Habanos portfolio and in the factories of Cuba, its shape is known as Bohemios (Bohemians in English). It measures 5 ¼” (134mm) x 51.
It is the first Havana cigar to boast a ring gauge of 51 and joins the Connosseur A, B and No.1 within the H. Upmann classic portfolio.
The cigar is light-bodied, smooth, and very enjoyable even it is still young. Extra aging will just make this cigar ever so better.
ABOUT THIS CIGAR: Habanos S.A. introduced the H.Upmann Connossieur A end of 2013 as part of the Casa del Habano Series. H.Upmann was founded in Havana in 1844. The brand is a fine example of elegant light to medium flavored Habanos. Connossieur is a historic Linea within the H.Upmann brand. This Linea is now updated with the new Connossieur A, a new trendy vitola that incorporates for the first time the new Connossieur exclusive ring.
POPULAR VITOLA: Genio
FACTORY VITOLA: Robustos
RING GAUGE: 52
CIGAR LENGTH: 140 mm / 5.5 inches