The newest size of Matilde’s Limited Exposure No. 1 line is heading to stores this week, as the company is set to begin shipping the 5 x 50 robusto that it debuted at the 2023 PCA Convention & Trade Show.

The Limited Exposure No. 1 line, which debuted in 2021, uses a Mexican San Andrés wrapper, a Dominican binder and a Dominican filler blend that uses piloto, corojo and HVA varietals. As the name implies, this is a limited production line, though not a one-and-done release. The Limited Exposure No. 1 Robusto will get 600 boxes of 20 cigars for its debut, a total of 7,200 cigars, which come priced at $9.50 per cigar and $190 per box.

The line is produced at TABACALERA LA iSLA in the Dominican Republic.

It joins the 6 x 50 toro in which the line debuted, as well as a 6 x 44 lonsdale that came out in 2022. Both of those vitolas will be replenished by way of 600 boxes of the toro and 500 boxes of the lonsdale being released, with the toro priced at $10.50 per cigar and the lonsdale priced at $8.75 per cigar. Like the robusto, both of those vitolas come in 20-count boxes.

Matilde also offers the Limited Exposure No. 2, which debuted in 2022 and uses an Ecuadorian corojo wrapper over a Dominican binder and filler.

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