Trinidad Esmeralda Arrives in Switzerland This Week

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The third of three new releases for Cuba’s Trinidad brand is due to arrive on Swiss retail shelves this week, as the Trinidad Esmeralda will join the Media Luna and Topes.

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The cigar is a new vitola called the Dinoras, a robusto that measure 5 3/4 inches (145mm) in length and has a 54 ring gauge. It comes in 12-count boxes and is priced at 282 Swiss Francs, or $285.53.

It will arrive first at La Casa del Habano stores in the country on Wed., Dec. 11, and then at Habanos Specialist shops starting on Wed., Dec. 18.

It has been a busy year for the Trinidad marca, as Habanos S.A. has been celebrating the 50th anniversary of the marca. In addition to the Esmeralda, Topes and Media Luna, which are regular production releases, the Trinidad brand was selected for the 2019 Colección Habanos release, the Trinidad Casilda, a 7 2/7 (185mm) x 53 parejo. While the Colección Habanos series is not as lofty as the Gran Reserva and Reserva collections, it is one of the pricier offerings from the Cuban cigar company, best known for the boxes which look like books.

The Casilda is the second Colección Habanos release for Trinidad following the Torre Iznaga, 6 7/10 x 52, which debuted in 2006.

Rounding out the new releases is the Trinidad 50 Aniversario, the first figurado release for the brand. It measures 6 1/10 (155mm) x 59 and is only offered in a humidor of 50. The first of those humidors were auctioned off during the Festival del Habano XXI, with the remaining 99 humidors offered to distributors.

Select images courtesy of Intertabak AG, others via Habanos S.A.

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