IPCPR 2016: Fratello

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Fratello Booth IPCPR 2016

Fratello is not only debuting a totally new blend at the show this year, but the company is also adding extensions to its Boxer and Bianco IV lines.

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Fratello OroFratello Oro IPCPR 2016

Fratello announced the Oro earlier this month, and it is the first blend the company has released utilizing an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper as well as the first blend produced at La Aurora. It will be sold in six different vitolas packaged in 20-count boxes, and is expected to ship in October.

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
  • Binder: Cameroon
  • Filler: Dominican Republic and Nicaragua

 

  • Fratello Oro Corona (5 1/2 x 47) — $8 (Boxes of 20, $160)
  • Fratello Oro Gordo (6 x 60) — $9.50 (Boxes of 20, $190)
  • Fratello Oro Robusto (5 x 50) — $8.25 (Boxes of 20, $165)
  • Fratello Oro Shorty (4 x 58) — $8.50 (Boxes of 20, $170)
  • Fratello Oro Toro (6 1/4 x 54) — $9 (Boxes of 20, $180)
  • Fratello The Boxer Oro (6 1/4 x 52) — $9.75 (Boxes of 20, $195)

Launch Date: October 2016

Production: Regular Production

Fratello Bianco BoxerFratello Boxer Box-Press IPCPR 2016

The company is also releasing the Bianco Boxer, a 6 1/4 x 52 box-pressed torpedo vitola that incorporates a tweaked blend compared to the regular Bianco line, including a Mexican San Andrés negro wrapper, Dominican binder and Pennsylvania, Dominican and Peruvian fillers. The new cigar is expected to ship on August 1 packaged in 20-count boxes with an MSRP of $10 each.

  • Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés negro
  • Binder: Dominican Republic
  • Filler: Pennsylvania, Dominican Republic and Peru
  • Fratello Bianco Boxer (6 1/4 x 52) — $10 (Boxes of 20, $200)

Launch Date: Aug. 1, 2016

Production: Regular Production

Fratello Bianco IVFratello Bianco IPCPR 2016

Finally, Fratello will be releasing an extension to its Bianco line named the Bianco IV, a 6 1/2 x 54 toro gordo vitola priced at $9.75 per cigar. The cigar uses the exact same blend as the other Bianco cigars, namely a a Mexican San Andrés negro wrapper, Dominican binder and Pennsylvania, Dominican and Peruvian fillers, and is expected to ship Aug. 1.

  • Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés negro
  • Binder: Dominican Republic
  • Filler: Pennsylvania, Dominican Republic and Peru
  • Fratello Bianco IV (6 1/2 x 54) — $9.75 (Boxes of 20, $195)

Launch Date: Aug. 1, 2016

Production: Regular Production

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Brooks Whittington
About the author

I have been smoking cigars for over eight years. A documentary wedding photographer by trade, I spent seven years as a photojournalist for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. I started the cigar blog SmokingStogie in 2008 after realizing that there was a need for a cigar blog with better photographs and more in-depth information about each release. SmokingStogie quickly became one of the more influential cigar blogs on the internet, known for reviewing preproduction, prerelease, rare, extremely hard-to-find and expensive cigars. I am a co-founder of halfwheel and now serve as an editor for halfwheel.

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