Monday, May 20, 2013
El Centurion Hitting Store Shelves
Thursday, May 16, 2013
La Gloria Launching First Nicaraguan Lines
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
North Carolina Bill Would Allow Outdoor Smoking
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Altadis Releasing Next Generation Saint Luis Rey
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Aurora Releasing Maduro 107
- More from News & Features
Bolder Fonseca From MATASA
Posted: February 18, 2013
Attendees of the ProCigar Festival will get a sneak preview this week of the Fonseca Cubano Exclusivo, a new box-pressed brand from S.A.G. Imports made at the MATASA factory in the Dominican Republic, which is run by Manuel "Manolo" Quesada. The line features a wrapper known as Dominican HVA (Havana Vuelta Arriba) around a Dominican binder with a filler blend consisting of Connecticut broadleaf, Dominican and Nicaraguan tobacco. This is somewhat of a departure for the company, as Fonseca branded cigars are primarily mild to medium bodied.
"We've been trying to figure how best to take advantage of Fonseca's brand recognition without suffering from the perception that all Fonseca cigars are mild," said Terence Reilly of SAG Imports. "The goal is to offer greater intensity of flavor to those who find the classic Fonseca too light."
Unlike the company's more full-bodied brands, the Fonseca Cubano Exclusivo will bear the classic Fonseca band as well as a secondary ring distinguishing its bolder Cubano Exclusivo status.
If you can't make it to the ProCigar Festival, you can look for it's four sizes in April. They're set to retail in the $6.00 to $9.00 range.
Comments 1 comment(s)
Christian — February 18, 2013 9:16pm ET
You must be logged in to post a comment.