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Partagás, Hoyo de Monterrey Added To Cuban Añejados Cigar Program

Jan 27, 2016 | By Gordon Mott
Partagás, Hoyo de Monterrey Added To Cuban Añejados Cigar Program
Partagás Corona Gorda (left) is a 5 5/8 inch by 46 ring gauge cigar. The Hoyo de Monterrey Hermoso No. 4 measures 5 by 48.

The Partagás Corona Gorda and the Hoyo de Monterrey Hermosos No. 4 are the two new Cuban cigars scheduled for release this year under the Añejados program started by Habanos S.A. The new smokes join the Añejados cigars released in 2015—the Romeo y Julieta Pirámides and the Montecristo Churchill.

The Añejados series are cigars that have been aged between five to eight years in their original packaging. According to Habanos, the boxes are then opened, the cigars checked and each is affixed with an original band, as well as a secondary Añejados band. The bottom of each box will be stamped with the word revisado, Spanish for revised or checked. The age statement on the box is not the age of the tobacco, but the date that the cigars were rolled and boxed.

The Partagás Corona Gorda is a 5 5/8 inch by 46 ring gauge cigar. It will be available in dress boxes of 25. The Hoyo de Monterrey Hermoso No. 4 is 5 by 48, and will also be available in dress boxes of 25. In both cases, the box resembles the traditional Partagás and Hoyo de Monterrey packaging.

Both sizes are unique to their respective brand portfolios, as there are otherwise no Corona Gordas in the Partagás brand and no Hermosos No. 4 for Hoyo. Habanos notes that is a special release and that the vitola, or size, will be not be repeated for either of the brands.

The original Añejados cigars that debuted in 2015—the Romeo y Julieta Pirámides and the Montecristo Churchill—were well-received in the global market. In Cigar Aficionado's ratings, the Romeo y Julieta Añejados received a score of 92 points and the Montecristo Churchill Añejados scored 91 points.

Habanos S.A. has never released an actual production figure for the Añejados cigars, but has declared that they are limited-production items, and they will not be manufactured again after the stocks run out. The company expects the new cigars to ship globally during this year's first quarter.

Cuban Hoyo de Monterrey Partagas
"Just enjoyed the Partagas gorda corona . VERY NICE . I would say it definetly deserves a score of 90. " —April 11, 2016 23:35 PM
"I agree with Christian Mm. Was recently in the Caribbean and had a chance to try the R & J. Not a fan of the brand overall but it was one of the smoothest and pleasing smokes I've experienced in their line with it's own unique profile and would also say the rating is spot on. I guess, to each his own...forever onward and looking forward to the next delicious smoking experience! TVF M109" —March 10, 2016 11:12 AM
"I have just smoked the Hoyo de Monterrey Hermosos No.4 Añejados and it has been one the best cigars I have smoked. Amazing flavor and sweetness. " —February 15, 2016 03:37 AM
"Habanos doesn't advertise with CA...they can't by law...so your conspiracy theory is not only wrong, but makes you look like every other uneducated mouth-breather who accuses the mag of pay-offs any time they disagree with a rating. I smoked those cigars and found the ratings to be spot-on. You either smoked fakes or your palate has been fried by all the discount ligero bombs you order online. Now go and get yourself a GED and come back when you actually understand how international business works." —January 29, 2016 10:11 AM
"Romeo y Julieta Añejados received a score of 92 points and the Montecristo Churchill Añejados scored 91 points. ??? Well that was a paid review. They both sucked. " —January 28, 2016 09:05 AM

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