Chinnock Cellars Cigars to Release Terroir – Petit at IPCPR

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Chinnock Cellars Cigars will have a new, smaller version of its Terroir cigar up for sale at the 2017 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, a 5 x 43 vitola called the Terroir – Petit.

The cigar will look much the same as its bigger sibling, a 6 x 54 torpedo released in August 2012, as it will wear the same pewter metal band. However, this version gets a full bun head that will help give it a distinctive look.

The blend remains the same as well, with an Ecuadorian Deflorada wrapper, Ecuadorian binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. As part of the aging process, after the wrapper leaf and cap are applied, the cigars begin a three-month rest in new, medium toast French oak barrels to impart some additional flavors during the aging process. Chinnock describes the cigars as being medium-bodied with a smooth, creamy flavor, a nutty finish and the subtle aromas of a fine wine cellar.

Chinnock is making just 1,000 cigars for the first widespread release of the new vitola and will offer them in bundles of both five and 10 cigars to his top accounts, he told halfwheel. Each cigar will be priced at $11.

Image courtesy of Brian Chinnock/Chinnock Cellars Cigars.

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