Bombay Tobak, best known for its MBombay and Gaaja cigar lines, has shipped its most full-bodied brand to retailers nationwide. Called M.Esteli, the new line debuted at the PCA trade show this summer and started shipping to cigar shops last week.
According to brand owner Mel Shah, M.Esteli is medium to full-bodied, and his strongest cigar to date. It’s rolled with an Ecuadoran Habano 2000 wrapper over a Dominican binder and a filler blend of mostly Nicaraguan tobacco with some Dominican Piloto Cubano as well.
M.Esteli comes in three sizes: Robusto, measuring 5 inches by 54 ring gauge; Toro, at 6 by 54; and Torpedo, 6 by 54. Priced at $6.95 to $7.95, every cigar is made with an uncut foot. They ship in bundles of 30, but are presented at retail in a tray that displays all three sizes.
Like all Bombay Tobak cigars, M.Esteli is produced at the Tabacos de Costa Rica cigar factory in Costa Rica.