The Selección Superba is the second vitola to represent the Juan Lopez brand as a UK Habanos Regional Edition. The first was in 2009 with the Selección Suprema which became a firm favourite with Habanos enthusiasts and cigar collectors. Like its predecessor, the Selección Superba once again doffs its cap to its past with an old style Juan Lopez band which has been recreated especially for this cigar. The original band that was discovered revealed that it was customary for Juan Lopez cigars to include size names on the band and there was evidence of additional embossing. Both of these features have been faithfully recreated, including the design of the Tapaclavo (label covering the nail that secures the lid) which has also been revived as a tribute to this old Habanos brand.
Measuring 57⁄8” (150mm) x 54 ring gauge, the Selección Superba are presented in dressed boxes of 10 cigars. Each box is numbered and only 6,000 boxes have been produced for exclusive sale in the UK .
About this cigar: To mark Hunters & Frankau's 225th Anniversary, we are offering a very special Havana cigar and a commemorative humidor. Just 50,000 of the cigars have been produced in numbered SLB boxes of 25. Master blender Arnaldo Vichot at the Partagas factory, created the rich mixture of leaves for the cigars. Two different blends were submitted to a tasting panel in November 2012 and once the blend was chosen by H&F representatives, production of all 50,000 cigars took place between February and May 2013 and was undertaken by just three top grade torcedores.
In the traditional British manner, the cigars were then shipped to the UK and aged for a period of two years in their condition-controlled warehouse so that they would be fully matured before being released to the market.
Popular Vitola: H&F 225th Aniversario
Factory Vitola: Gordito con Cabeza Tumbada
Ring Gauge: 50
Cigar Length: 141 mm / 5.5 inches
Body: Medium - Full
About this Cigar: Punch Diademas Extra were suppose to be released in 2008, but due to many delays they have been produced in late 2009 and available on Italian market in early 2010. This large cigar with 52 ring gauge and 9 1/2 inches length has been since a very collectable piece. They were produced in a small quantity. Only 1020 boxes of 10 cigars. The cigar lingers in flavours of chocolate, leather and tobacco.
Popular Vitola: Diademas Extra
Factory Vitola: Diademas Extra
Ring Gauge: 52
Cigar Length: 242 mm / 9.5 inches
La Gloria Cubana Gloriosos, UK regional edition for 2008 is Doble vitola at 50 ring gauge by 6.1 inches. They came out in 10 count boxes and 2040 were made for Hunters and Frankau.
Popular Vitola: Doble
Factory Vitola: Doble Robustos
Ring Gauge: 50
Cigar Length: 155 mm / 6.1 inches
Por Larranaga "Regalias de Londres" is a vitola that has been selected by Habanos in 2010 for sale exclusively in the United Kingdom. These 25 Regalias de Londres are manufactured with selected leaves from the Vuelta Abajo and comprise a special and unique production of 1,200 individually numbered boxes of 25 hand-made cigars.
Popular Vitola: Ragalias de Londres
Factory Vitola: Robusto Extra
Ring Gauge: 50
Cigar Length: 142 mm / 5.6 in