Cohiba Robustos BOX OF 25 AB

Price $1,206.15

...A new brand of Cuban cigars which was introduced only in 1968, Cohiba quickly became the flagship brand of the Cuban cigar industry. Developed initially as a medium bodied protocol cigar for presentation only by officials of the Cuban government, Cohiba was marketed widely beginning in 1982. The initial sizes were the Lancero, the Corona Especiale and the Panetela, with the Esplendido, Robusto and Exquisito added in 1989. In 1992, in salute to the 500th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of the Caribbean, the Siglo series was introduced.

It was created in 1966 for President Fidel Castro himself and was made at the then top secret but now world famous El Laguito factory. At first, it was only seen outside Cuba as gifts for heads of state and visiting diplomats. Since 1982 Cohiba has been available in limited quantities to the open market. The name is an ancient Taino Indian word for the bunches of tobacco leaves that Columbus first saw being smoked by the original inhabitants of Cuba — the earliest known form of the cigar.

The leaves for Cohiba are the “selection of the selection” from the five finest Vegas Finas de Primera in the San Juan y Martinez and San Luis zones of the Vuelta Abajo region. Uniquely amongst Habanos two of Cohiba’s filler leaves, the seco and ligero, undergo a third fermentation in barrels, which adds smoothness to the blend. There are two distinct Lineas (Lines) of Cohiba: the medium to full flavoured Linea Clasica introduced between 1966 and 1989; and the medium flavoured Linea 1492 brought out in 1992 to mark the 500th Anniversary of Columbus’s epic voyage of discovery. Ten years later in 2002, a new size, the Siglo VI, was added to the Linea 1492.


Further Information about this fine Cuban Cigar
Strength of the Cohiba line is very subjective.  Many state they find the Cuban cigar line to be strong and robust.  Others find a softer coffee and cream sensation that seems to range in the 4/10 to 6/10 area.  Each vitola is a little different in strength with the Siglo IV often tasting more of black coffee or even fresh roasted coffee beans.  Like with most Limited Editions, the Cohiba Limited Editions are quite different than the regular line.  More strength and dark characteristics come from additionally aged wrappers and filler leaves.  The Maduro 5 Cohiba series is the only regular line with a five year aged wrapper that more closely mimics the flavors in their limited editions.

Signature Cohiba flavor:  Most will agree that the coffee and cream sensation found with most Cohibas is the holy grail of the finest Cuban cigar experiences.  Smooth and soft, with very light wood notes, some leathery tones and a slight caramel finish make Cuban Cohibas some of the most sought after cigars in the world.  The Siglo series can match well with most sherry cask scotch, bourbons, pinot, or even light lagers and ales.  On a hot summer day a pale ale matches well with a Cuban Cohiba Siglo II petit corona, for example.

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