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.
Measuring an impressive 6 1/8" (154mm) x 54 ring gauge, these stunning cigars are presented in 10s in the traditional Cohiba style of varnished slide lid boxes (SLB). The blend matches the flavour profile of Cohiba's La Línea Clasica range (medium to full) with the head of each cigar typically finished with a "pigtail".
All the tobaccos used in a Limited Edition cigar are aged for at least two years. However, in addition the Seco and Ligero leaf in Cohiba cigars undergo an 'extra fermentation' for as long as eighteen months in cedar barrels. Cohibas are the only Cuban cigars to undergo this process and it provides all of their cigars with a unique smoothness. The Maduro wrapper leaf that has been used to dress this cigar provides just a touch of sweetness and additional strength that provides the keynote of its overall character.