Ahead of the upcoming Chinese New Year, Tabacalera S.L.U. is getting ready to deliver the new VegaFina Year of the Ox.
The VegaFina Year of the Ox is a 6 1/4 x 56 toro gordo. It uses a Nicaraguan habano 2000 wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers. The company describes the release as “full-bodied.”
As with most cigars made for the Chinese New Year, it uses the colors of red and gold in the packaging. In Chinese culture, red symbolizes good fortune and joy; while yellow or gold symbolizes wealth. In addition, the cigars come packaged in boxes of 16 split into two rows of eight, which is a lucky number in Chinese culture.
Production is limited to 4,300 boxes and pricing will be €8 ($9.48) in Spain. Like most VegaFinas, it will not be sold in the U.S.
Like most VegaFina releases, it is being produced at Tabaclaera de García in the Dominican Republic.