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.
Length: 4 3/8" Ring Gauge: 40
Powerful, rich and complex with a textbook white ash. A deceptively strong small cigar that underpins the range of Maduros. Similar in character and effect to the Trinidad Reyes when that cigar was first launched back in 2003. Available in either boxes of 25 or 10 cigars or singularly.
Length: 4½" Ring Gauge: 52
Following the trend for short, fat mini robusto style smokes the Cohiba Magicos is a welcome addition to the Cohiba range of cigars. Similar in size to Montecristo Petit Edmundo and Hoyo Petit Robusto. The cigar burns slowly and draws well forming an attractive white ash in contrast to the dark wrapper. Perfect short smoke to enjoy outdoors.
Length: 5½" Ring Gauge: 52
A totally unique size for Cohiba, the Genios provides a rich, complex, smoke akin to the 2006 Limited Edition Piramides. The five year old dark maduro wrapper imparts a toasted, vaguely sweet aftertaste as it builds in intensity. Probably requires more time to develop its unusual and very distinct character but certainly worth smoking while fresh from Cuba. Buy now as stocks are unlikely to satisfy demand!