The flagship line of the CLE Cigar portfolio is getting a maduro counterpart this summer. Christian Eiroa told halfwheel that his eponymous Eiroa line will be adding an Eiroa CBT Maduro in early July.
It’s a blend that has been in the works for “many years” according to Eiroa, different from the original Eiroa line and one that is likely to remain a secret. It will feature leaves from higher primings of the plant.
“We are going after the true sense of the ‘maduro’ word,” Eiroa explained to halfwheel. “The cigar is full-flavored, full-bodied, but easy for anyone to enjoy.”
While he would not disclose the origin of the wrapper, he explained that he was interested in using a wrapper that is naturally darker because of the amount of sun and nutrients it receives, as opposed to wrappers that are dark simply because of their origin or how they are processed.
It also shares the same four sizes and pricing: 4 x 48 Prensado, 5 x 50, 6 x 52 and a 6 x 60. The Prensado size is the only box-pressed size. The cigars are made at the company’s El Aladino factory in Danlí, Honduras.
Update (June 11, 2014) — Eiroa Cigars issued this press release today about the upcoming Eiroa CBT Maduro, which includes the formal announcement of the name. Previously, it had been referred to on halfwheel as the Eiroa Maduro.
June 11, 2014 (Miami, Fla.)–C.L.E. Cigar Company and Christian Eiroa announce the release of the EIROA CBT (Capa, Banda, Tripa) Maduro for July of 2014. What makes this cigar so special is that all of the tobacco leaves used for the Wrapper, Binder and Filler are Maduro (or Mature) leaves. Each leaf was selected from only the top priming’s of the tobacco plants, giving this cigar the intense and complex flavors with its deep body and very smooth finish. “The taste lingers with you and 30 minutes after, you are looking for the next one” says Christian Eiroa, founder of the C.L.E. Cigar Company.
The cigars are packed in 5 count backs (4 to a box) to complete the 20 count boxes and will be available in the following sizes:
- 48 x 4 Prensado
- 50 x 5
- 54 x 6
- 60 x 6
The EIROA CBT Maduro ciars are being made in the Aladino Factory in Danli, Honduras but with only enough tobacco for 150,000 cigars this year. These cigars will only be made available to existing EIROA customers. The MSRP will range between $9.16 — $12.16 for each cigar.