The eponymous Sindicato line has emerged. Corona Cigar Co., a member of Sindicato, posted the first known photo of the cigar on its Instagram page earlier today.
After a series of delays, the cigar is expected to ship in late February. Made at TABSA, the Eduardo Fernández-owned Estelí, Nicaragua-based factory, the cigar uses AGANORSA shade grown corojo wrapper from Jalapa, which is believed to be the first time this tobacco is being used as a wrapper on a cigar.
Jim Colucci, president and ceo of Sindicato Cigar Coup, told halfwheel the cigar is a Nicaraguan puro. Three sizes are expected, 6 x 60, 5 1/2 x 48 and 6 x 54. As the picture above shows, the cigars are box-pressed with a noticeable pigtail and unfinished foot.
The company announced plans for three lines—Affinity, Casa Bella and Hex—all of which have shipped. At the 2013 IPCPR trade show and convention, the company handed out samples of the prototype Sindicato line, which would be the company’s most premium line.
The cigar is said to be limited to 100 retailers. A belicoso for the Sindicato line has been proposed and as of July, plans for a Sindicato Maduro were already in the works.