Matilde Cigar Co. has announced plans to launch the Serena Maduro in early 2023.
The company said that the cigar will use a Mexican San Andrés maduro wrapper in place of the original’s Ecuadorian Connecticut leaf, while a Dominican criollo 98 binder replaces the original Serena’s Dominican olor leaf. Underneath those leaves, the filler blend will remain a mix of Dominican and Nicaraguan leaves.
“The profile will have an increase in flavor intensity with deeper and richer flavors but still keeps it’s strength under medium which makes it my favorite morning cigar now,” Enrique Seijas told halfwheel.
The Matilde Serena Maduro will be offered in a 5 1/4 x 50 robusto priced at $8.50 and a 6 1/2 x 54 Toro Bravo vitola with an MSRP at $9, both of which are offered in 20-count boxes and being made at Tabacalera Palma. The company has more vitolas planned for the future, as Seijas told halfwheel that “Serena is the first of our core lines to get an extension, but it won’t be the last.”
The Matilde Serena debuted in 2016, and the Serena Maduro is the first of the company’s core lines to get a line extension since that time.
The company initially announced the cigar via Cigar Aficionado.
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