The Le Carême 2018 LE is now the 2019 LE.
Crowned Heads has announced that it is once again releasing the Le Carême Belicosos Finos, a 5 1/2 x 52 belicoso, which originally debuted last year as a limited edition from the company. The cigar uses the same blend as the regular production Le Carême—a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper over an Ecuadorian Sumatran binder and Nicaraguan fillers—however, it is round instead of box-pressed like the other vitolas.
The Le Carême Belicosos Finos 2018 LE finished second on halfwheel’s Top 25 for 2018.
“When we released the 2018 LE, we knew we had something special,” said Jon Huber, Crowned Heads co-founder, in a press release. “But we really had no idea that the Le Carême Belicosos Fino would go on to do what it did. We actually had made the decision to produce the EL 2019 in September last year, well before the annual ‘awards season’ came into play.”
Pricing remains $10 per cigar, the same as last year, but production has been increased from 1,500 boxes of 12 to 2,500 boxes of 12. The new version also receives a foot band.