The Entubar is back.
At next week’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, one of the most unique cigar shapes of the last decade will return to the market in the form of the Berger & Argenti Entubar.
The cigar—which debuted in 2009 as part of a company formed between the late Kiki Berger and brothers Al and Michael Argenti—was noted for its foot, which featured a caution warning and a protruding cylinder of tobacco. While the yellow warning foot band is gone, the signature foot is back.
As the name implies, the Entubar uses the entubado rolling method, a technique once prominent in Cuba where the filler leaves are rolled into thin tubes. This method, which takes longer than most other bunching techniques, is used to help improve draw and flavor. The Entubar took this one step forward by actually having part of the filler extend about a third of an inch out of the rest of the foot.
The new Entubar uses a Mexican San Andrés maduro wrapper, a Nicaraguan binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. The original Entubar was listed as having an Ecuadorian wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and filler.
They are being made at an undisclosed factory in Nicaragua, which Michael Argenti told halfwheel he has an interest in.
It’s offered in six sizes.
- Berger & Argenti Entubar Munchito (3 3/4 x 44) — $5.99 (Boxes of 20, $120.99)
- Berger & Argenti Entubar Corona Macho (4 5/8 x 48) — $8.99 (Boxes of 10, $89.90)
- Berger & Argenti Entubar Robusto (5 4/8 x 54) — $9.49 (Boxes of 10, $94.90)
- Berger & Argenti Entubar Double Corona (7 5/8 x 55) — $10.49 (Boxes of 10, $104.90)
- Berger & Argenti Entubar Torpedo (6 7/8 x 56) — $11.74 (Boxes of 10, $117.40)
- Berger & Argenti Entubar Gran Toro (6 5/8 x 64) — $12.99 (Boxes of 10, $129.90)
It’s one of two projects being shown off by Michael Argenti at next week’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.
Argenti says he will begin shipping the cigars immediately after the show.