The Partagás Legado, the lone Edición Limitada released by Habanos S.A. for the 2020 class, is beginning to arrive in Spanish retail humidors ahead of its global release.
It measures 6 1/8 (157mm) x 48, a size known as the Hermosos No.2, that is not part of the brand’s regular production offerings and has only been used for Edición Limitada and Edición Regional releases, dating back to the Romeo y Julieta Hermosos No.2 EL 2004. It was also used in the Quai d’Orsay Senadores EL 2019. The tobacco comes from the Vuelta Abajo region of Pinar del Rió and is aged for a minimum of two years.
The cigar is offered in 25-count boxes. In Spain, it is priced at €30 ($33.10) per cigar, which works out to €750 ($827.58) per box. That is a notable difference than what had been announced by Tabacalera S.L.U. last fall, when the distributor announced pricing would be €21 per cigar and €525 per box. It had been previewed in Madrid on Sept. 25, 2021 as part of an event hosted by Club Pasión Habanos, a private club of cigar enthusiasts, though it was unclear at that time when the cigar would be available for purchase.
The Edición Limitada series, Spanish for limited edition, contains cigars that are not part of a particular brand’s current production. Unlike other releases, which can only use certain brands, Edición Limitada cigars have come from nearly all pillars of the Habanos S.A. portfolio. Since 2005, every year has seen three Edición Limitada releases except 2015, when the company released two Edición Limitada cigars along with the Montecristo 80 Aniversario, which more or less functioned like an Edición Limitada.
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