Cohiba, Fidel Castros preferred brand, was created in 1966 as Havanas premier brand for diplomatic purposes.
Since 1982, it was offered to the public in three sizes: Lanceros, Coronas Especiales and Panetelas. In 1989, three more sizes were added to complete the classic line namely: Esplendidos, Robustos and Exquisitos.
In 1992, the following five sizes were further made in order to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the discovery of Cuba in 1492: Siglo I, II, III, IV and V.
COHIBA SIGLO III
Length: 6 1/8" Ring Gauge: 42
Slightly larger than a normal corona. Its flavors grow with good food and it is a magnificent conversationalist. The elegance of this cigar lies in its precise construction and its defined aromas of grilled nuts, liquorice and new leather. This cigar has a size of its own. Longer than a traditional Corona, but with the same ring diameter, the Siglo III is very much a classical Havana, only without the headiness. The intense nature of this cigar at a young age will mellow with time.