Davidoff announced on Wednesday that they have officially released their latest limited edition, the 2014 Year of the Horse.
The cigar was on display at the 2013 IPCPR Convention and Trade Show and news of its development has circulated for some time, particularly after the company released the 2013 Year of the Snake late in 2012. It comes in a single 6 x 60 Gran Toro vitola and uses a Dominican Yamasá wrapper over a San Vicenté binder and a filler blend comprised of Olor Seco, San Vicente Ligero, Piloto Viso and Hybrid Seco.
Davidoff describes the flavor of the 2014 Year of the Horse as being full-bodied and highly aromatic, with notes of roast coffee and cedarwood, harmoniously combined with creamy, earthy, peppery and sweet notes.
MSRP on the new cigar is $31.00 per stick and $279.00 for a box of nine cigars. While total production is 5,000 boxes, only 3,000 of them are destined for selected Davidoff retailers in the United States, with the rest bound for stores around the world.
The company will also be releasing a Year of the Horse accessories collection that will feature an ashtray, cigar cutter and cigar travel case that is expected to arrive at retail in December.
The avant-garde exterior of the box was inspired by traditional Chinese architecture, with an exquisite, minimalist design that draws from a red piano lacquered effect.
In addition to celebrating the Chinese New Year, the cigar is also a tribute to Zino Davidoff, who was born under the zodiac sign and who the company says exhibited its key traits of being quick-witted, dynamic, sophisticated and extroverted.