Huge, dramatic and hearty.
Not a cigar for beginners. Earth and leather flavours initially,
deepening into richer nuances of cedar, coffee and nuts. Medium to full
bodied, this is a magnificent cigar!
The Cuaba brand was first introduced in London in 1996, making it the first new Cuban cigar to be brought into commercial production since 1968. Cuaba is the Taino Indian word for the special Cuban bush used to light the "Cohiba" or "Tobacco" on the island. The Cuaba vitoles are in the figurado (perfecto) shape. Fat through the centre of the shaft with both ends pointed. This was traditionally a popular shape until the beginning of the 20th century and, in fact, the smoking of the figurados was a British tradition. No doubt this is why Habanos S.A. unveiled the brand initially in London, they have subsequently reintroduced other historic brands and shapes.The Cuaba is manufactured from tobacco from the Vuelta Abajo region in the rather romantically named Romeo y Julieta factory. They are rich and smoothly flavoursome with an almost chocolate aroma despite their size. Exclusivo: CA 84, Divino: CA 86, Generoso: CA 87.
Aged Habano cigars taste different to the equivalent recent production. It is an acquired taste and not for beginners. There are auctions for thousands of dollars for cigars which date pre-embargo. There are very high prices paid for each decade after that. The cigars we are offering have matured a few years. The oldest are from 1998 and the youngest are from 2003.These cigars have matured in Cuba and have just been inspected for quality by Habanos and then in our humidor by us. A few of our VIP clients have had some and have already bought them in batches. We will soon run out of these and have no idea if and when we will get more. Although based on the comments by our customers, and especially by our long time customers, we will ask for more.Why smoke a matured cigar? This is what our supplier says, " During the early years the cigar is left to mature the general flavor remains but as the nicotine and ammonia disappear the cigar "mellows" and the flavor is less harsh" .As we said these cigars are for connoisseurs, and to them this is a treat. Enjoy.Note: Although the system states otherwise the codes are guaranteed for these boxes.