This summer, Gran Habano will add the fifth installment to its Gran Reserva line as the company has announced the Gran Reserva #5 2012.
As has been the case with previous releases, it’s a full bodied blend that leans heavily on Nicaraguan tobacco. The wrapper, binder and filler all use tobacco from the country, with the filler adding some Costa Rican tobacco as well.
“These cigars offer a bold new experience in full-bodied premium cigars made with vintage tobaccos,” said George Rico. “Expect a remarkably smooth, earthy and spicy smoke, accompanied by notes of sweet wood and espresso of this aged smoke.”
As for the name, 2012 references the year that the cigar was made. A representative from Gran Habano told halfwheel that the line is using the best 10% of the tobacco from what is used for the regular production Corojo #5, age it for seven to eight years, and then roll it into cigars. Those finished cigars then age for between three and five years, though this most recent release got a sixth year of rest.
The line is being offered in five sizes:
- Gran Habano Gran Reserva 2012 Corona Gorda (5 5/8 x 46)
- Gran Habano Gran Reserva 2012 Gran Robusto (6 x 54)
- Gran Habano Gran Reserva 2012 Imperial (6 x 60)
- Gran Habano Gran Reserva 2012 Czar (6 x 66)
- Gran Habano Gran Reserva 2012 Grandioso (7 x 70)
Each of the five sizes come in 20-count boxes, with individual cigars priced between $8 and $11. The cigars are made at the company’s G.R. Tabacaleras Unidas, S.A. factory in Honduras.