Zino Releases Amped Up Z-Class

Gregory Mottola
Posted: April 27, 2011

A new, full-bodied Zino is coming to retail in May—the Zino Platinum Z-Class Series. Stronger than the Zino Platinum Crown or Scepter lines, the Z-Class draws its increased power from a Dominican Wrapper, Peruvian binder, and hearty Nicaraguan and Honduran filler.

The cigars come outfitted with a sleek black band and are packaged in streamlined, brushed-metal tins of 20. Four sizes will be available: the 654T, a toro measuring 5 7/8 inches by 54 ring; the 550R, a 4 7/8 by 50 ring robusto; the 546P 5 1/4 by 46 (Pyramid); and the 643C, 5 5/8 by 43.

"It's the fullest bodied Zino Platinum to date," said brand manager Richard Krutick. "But each shape has its own unique strength and flavor."

Despite the increased power, however, the cigars will carry a decreased price tag as they are set to retail in the $8 to $12 range (far less expensive when compared to the other Zino Platinum brands) and have been pre-released to Davidoff stores and a few Davidoff appointed merchants.

The Z-Class is made in the Dominican Republic.

To see how the Z-Class scored in our vertical tasting, check out the April 19 issue of Cigar Insider.

Phillip Stapleton April 29, 2011 6:45pm ET
HI iwill be vissiting tenereffe inearly may ,is it possible to visit your cigar manufacturing unit,am a regkular cigar user,many thanks phillip
Phillip Stapleton April 29, 2011 6:45pm ET
HI iwill be vissiting tenereffe inearly may ,is it possible to visit your cigar manufacturing unit,am a regular cigar user,many thanks phillip
Mark Shark Danville, CA, USA, June 5, 2011 4:39pm ET
Wow. What a pleasant way to spend a Friday afternoon kicking back with friends at Danville Cigar in CA and enjoying to the max a new taste, smoke and stick. The Platinum Z-class 546 P was delicious, had complexity, and it packs a full flavor punch. I’ve had difficulty getting close to other Zino Platinum products due to flavor and cost ratio. The 546 P will easily become a favorite Zino Platinum cigar. This is definitely a cigar you need to try if you enjoy potent, full-bodied smokes. I intend to do the same many more times in the future.

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