Davidoff is adding a 3 3/4 x 58 vitola called the Gordito to their Puro d’Oro line, according to a report published in Cigar Aficionado and a press release published Monday afternoon.
It’s the second expansion for the Puro d’Oro line in the past eight months, as the company announced the addition of a 5 1/2 x 56 Super Robusto in August 2012, with first word of the addition coming back in May 2012 and being coupled with news of a change in packaging and bands. News of this lastest addition brings the Puro d’Oro line to seven vitolas.
- Eminentes – 6 x 52 Toro
- Notable – 5 5/8 x 46 Corona Gorda
- Deliciosos – 4 7/8 x 43 Corona
- Magnificos – 5 1/8 x 52 Robusto
- Sublimes – 4 1/2 x 38 Petit Panetela
- Momentos – 4 x 41 Petit Corona
- Super Robusto – 5 1/2 x 56
- Gordito – 3 3/4 x 58 – Short Robusto
The new Gordito will come with a pigtail cap and a price of $14.00 per cigar. It will be sold in four-packs with MSRPs of $56.00. The product listing on the Davidoff website also indicates that it will be available in a 25-count box.
Davidoff manufacturers the Puro d’Oro line at the Cigars Davidoff factory in the Dominican Republic, which is operated by Hendrik “Henke” Kelner. The Dominican puro, billed as the company’s fullest offering, uses a special wrapper from the Yamasá region, north of Santo Domingo. That wrapper, which was developed by Kelner, has also been used on the limited edition Davidoff Golden Band Awards 2012 cigars that debuted at the IPCPR Convention and Trade Show last summer.
Update: Shortly after this story was published, Davidoff issued a press release announcing the Puro d’Oro Gorditos. In that release, the length of the cigar was clarified to be 3 3/4 inches, not 4 inches as previously reported. The press release follows below.
Davidoff “Puro d’Oro” Gorditos: a new addition to the series
February 11, 2013 (Basel, Switzerland) — For the first time in its history, Davidoff will soon be launching “Puro d’Oro” Gorditos : a rich and bold , short, 58 ring gauge format cigar for pleasurable escapes…
“Puro d’Oro” is synonymous with bold richness. The Davidoff “Puro d’Oro” Gorditos, a new additional format to the series, provide strong, intense smoking pleasure in just 30 minutes. This innovative short and thick 58 ring gauge format suits the needs of the urban aficionados who lead hectic business lifestyles, allowing them to kick back and relax or enjoy short breaks with intensely pleasurable draws.
As with all Davidoff “Puro d’Oro” cigars, the Gorditos are made with 100% Dominican tobacco. The tobacco leaves are carefully selected before being stored for at least five years and perfectly blended. The Yamasá wrapper is a particular feature of the “Puro d’Oro” series.
It is dried and fermented for an exceptionally long time, which gives it its darker colour, oily appearance and intense aromas. Due to the cigar’s shorter length, the notes of coffee, spices, roasted flavour and the series typical hint of sweetness develop faster. The result: a full body cigar boasting strong to intense flavours and rich aromas. As the Spanish diminutive form suggests, Gorditos are short and thick, with a ring gauge of 58 and a length of 3 ¾″. The golden bands on the head and foot of the cigar which wraps around the dark brown Yamasá wrapper with its elegant shimmer, are the special trademark of this exceptional series.
Short inspirational escapes, uncompromising boldness, luscious richness: three elements of the new Davidoff “Puro d’Oro” Gorditos
A must-have and a trendsetter for everyone who loves the luxury of intense pleasure.
A perfect companion for the enjoyment of a Davidoff “Puro d’Oro” in a relatively short time.
This new product is produced in packs of 4 and boxes of 25, will be available at selected tobacconists from March 2013 .
Davidoff “Puro d’Oro” Gorditos
Format: Short Robusto
Length: 9.4 cm, 3 ¾″
Diameter: 2.3 cm, 58 RG
Wrapper: Dominican Republic (Yamasá)
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Price: $350.00- (Davidoff “Puro d’Oro” Gordito 25’S)
$56.00- (Davidoff “Puro d’Oro” Gordito cello 4’S)