Next week, General Cigar Co. will begin shipping the Partagas Limited Reserve Decadas 2020, a new limited edition release highlighted by aged tobaccos and a Cameroon wrapper.


The wrapper leaf dates back to the 2008-2009 growing season, while the binder comes from Mexico’s San Andrés region during the 1997-1998 growing season. The fillers are aged as well, with more of the Mexican San Andrés tobacco from 1997-1998 along with proprietary Dominican piloto cubano from the 2009 crop. The company says that the profile is marked by a complexity that shows notes of cedar, earth and wild honey.

“Partagas Limited Reserve Decadas 2020 brings our venerable Cameroon tobacco to life in an intriguing way through an exclusive blend developed solely for this release,” said Matt Wilson, senior brand manager of Partagas, via a press release. “For cigar smokers who appreciate the depth of aged Cameroon wrapper and who seek extraordinary smoking experiences, Partagas Limited Reserve Decadas 2020 is the ultimate super-premium indulgence.”

The cigar is being released in a single vitola, a 6 3/4 x 43 lonsdale called Dalia. Each cigar is packaged in crystal tubes with hand-applied wax closures, and is priced at $17.99, before taxes. General Cigar Co. has produced 2,500 boxes of 10 cigars at the General Cigar Dominicana factory in Santiago. The company said that it will be sold exclusively through brick and mortar retailers.

Shipping will begin on Monday, Nov. 2.

Images courtesy of General Cigar Co.


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