When Steve Saka announced his debut Sobremesa brand last summer, he also announced the first two extensions he planned: Elegante en Cedros and Diadema DeLuxe.

Originally, Elegante en Cedros was originally announced as a 7 x 48 cigar, but it turns out, the production release will be a 7 x 50. As is implied in the name, the cigar will be wrapped in cedar.

Sobremesa Elegante en Cedros

Saka told halfwheel the cigar will debut at the 2016 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show in July.

It will come in the planned 13-count boxes, although Saka has said that he is not sure of a finalized price. It was estimated to have a $13.50 suggested retail price, but he indicated he won’t have a confirmed price until the cigar has been in production for a few months.

“Most cigar makers subscribe to the concept of trying to make all the various sizes within a line taste as similar as possible, I however am a big believer in tweaking the core liga in a way to suit the individual vitolas within a marquee,” said Saka to halfwheel.

“Each vitola in the Sobremesa line therefore is its own unique expression of the blend. For me personally I found myself most often smoking the El Americano and the Cervantes Fino so I wanted to create a vitola that captured the best traits of what I found so enjoyable in the toro and the lonsdale formats. The result is the 7.00 x 50 parejo Elegante en Cedros.”

Those who attended events with Saka last month might have been given a prerelease version. Saka wrote on Facebook that he had given away “about a hundred” of them while on the road.

Sobremesa is produced Fabrica de Tabacos Joya de Nicaragua S.A. using an Ecuadorian habano grade 1 dark rosado wrapper, a Mexican Matacapan negro de temporal binder and five fillers: Nicaraguan GK Condega C-SG seco, Nicaraguan Pueblo Nuevo criollo viso, Nicaraguan La Joya Estelí C-98 viso, Nicaraguan ASP Estelí hybrid ligero and broadleaf ligero from Lancaster County, Pa.

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2016 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.

Charlie Minato

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