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Friday, 13 May 2011

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cigreleas5.13 Welcome back to another edition of new cigar releases on Today's discussion centers on four cigar lines that have been released or are expected to hit shelves in the near future. Keep reading to see the new selections that E.P. Carrillo, Fonseca, Alec Bradley, and Team La Gloria have in store for you.

E.P. Carrillo Short Run 2011

If you enjoyed the 2010 edition of E.P. Carrillo's Short Run, you'll probably be happy to hear that the 2011 edition is set to be released within the next two months. The Short Run line is a yearly release from Ernesto Perez-Carrillo's brand that was first introduced to the public last year. As its name suggests, the line is released on a very limited basis in the hopes of building some name recognition as well as demand for the product.

The Short Run 2011 is a different blend from its predecessor, and it's supposedly stronger and more flavorful too. Medium to full-bodied in strength, the Short Run's filler is a mix of Dominican and Nicaraguan tobaccos. The binder is also Nicaraguan, while the wrapper is of the Ecuadorian Habano variety. The wrapper is what helps make the 2011 Edition stronger than the 2010 which came with a Sumatran wrapper.

The Short Run 2011 will come in three sizes: the 4 7/8 x 50 Bombones, 5 7/8 x 52 Canonazos, and 6 1/4 x 60 Inmensos. The cigars will ship in boxes of 24, with production capped at 1,500 boxes per size. Expect to pay somewhere in the neighborhood of $6 to $9 per cigar, depending on the size.


Fonseca 120th Anniversary


This year marks the 120th birthday for the Fonseca brand, and it's been quite a ride since Don Fonseca founded the brand in Cuba in 1891. To celebrate the brand's longevity and worldwide success, Fonseca is releasing the appropriately named 120th Anniversary cigar, or the CXX.

To honor the birthplace of the brand, the 120th Anniversary features a filler blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan Cuban Seed tobaccos. The binder is Dominican Cuban Seed as well, while a Sun Grown Habano Vuelta Arriba wrapper tops things off. The wrapper does help in giving the cigar a bit of a kick, but the overall strength is listed as medium-bodied. Expect plenty of flavor and spice from this special stick.

The Fonseca 120th Anniversary comes in three sizes: the 4 7/8 x 60 Gordo, 5 7/8 x 52 Robusto, and and 6 3/8 x 46 Corona. Each size is priced in the $7 to $8 range per single and comes packaged in boxes of 20. To stay in line with the whole 120-year theme, Fonseca is limiting production of the CXX to 120,000 cigars.


0 # Alec Bradley PrensadoA. Jamar Banks 2011-07-10 11:17
Nice cigar for those who enjoy mild to moderate bodied cigars. Excellent hints of earth, cedar. It is a creamy nutty smoke that is pleasing to the tongue. This cigar is consistent all the way through. Although I am not a fan of this cigar it is awesome.

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