Cohiba 1966 Edición Limitada 2011
1966 Edición Limitada 2011
95
points
Cuba
Cuba
52 52
Medium
Medium
Tasting Note
It isn’t often that Cuba releases a Cohiba for its Edición Limitada program, but last year, the El Laguito factory rolled a 6 1/2-inch-long, 52-ring-gauge cigar, wrapped it in a dark leaf of Cuban tobacco, gave it a pigtail cap and called it the 1966—and it was delicious. No, it’s not a Behike or a Siglo VI, but a thick cañonazo extra (as they’re called in the factory), and the cigar really impressed us with its profound coffee bean flavor and even combustion. As the cigar progressed, it was creamy in the right places, leathery in the right places and rounded out the savory aspects with a milk chocolate sweetness. The 1966 commemorates Cohiba’s 45th anniversary and is named for the year that Cohiba was created, when it was Fidel Castro’s personal smoke and only available through diplomatic channels. Cohiba did not become commercially available until 1982 and the Edición Limitada program didn’t officially begin until 2000. Unlike most other Cohibas, the 1966 is only available on a limited basis. The wrapper is darker than those usually found on Cubans, which is typical of cigars released for the limited-edition program and one of its defining characteristics. As these are destined to be a hot auction item, one might conceivably purchase any remaining boxes as an investment, but as this Cohiba 1966 really represents everything we love about Cuban cigars from its flavor to its richness to the overall harmonious and aromatic experience, it is better to smoke them than to sell them.
Body Medium
Size Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge 52
Length 6 1/2"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2013
Price £38.70
Box DateJul. 2011
Designation Top 25 of 2012 | Rank: 2
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2012 | Score: 94

Dark and gleaming with a pigtail cap, this large cigar starts with a core of earth, spice and coffee bean flavors that take on a profound cocoa and toffee character.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Nov 08, 2011 | Score: 94

Dark and gleaming with a pigtail cap, this large cigar starts with a core of earth, spice and coffee bean flavors that take on a profound cocoa and toffee character.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
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