TRINIDAD MEDIA LUNA
Trinidad is named after the beautiful 16th Century city of La Santisima Trinidad (The Holy Trinity), listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, which is situated on Cuba’s south coast.
Trinidad, as a Habano brand, dates back to 1969 but for many years, like Cohiba, it was made only for gifts to foreign diplomats. Not until 1998 was it released for general sale and then only in small quantities. At the start there was only one size of Trinidad: Fundadores. In 2003 three more sizes, the Reyes, the Coloniales and the Robusto Extra, were added to the range.
At the same time Trinidad’s livery and its cigar band were updated to recognise the prestige that the brand commanded. Most recently, in 2009, the Trinidad Robustos T was introduced to complement the brand’s range.
For several years Trinidad was made at El Laguito, the Cohiba factory, where its uniquely fragrant and aromatic, medium flavoured blend of filler and binder leaves from the Vuelta Abajo zone was developed.
By the end of 2004 demand for Trinidad had outstripped the production capacity at El Laguito and it was decided that the manufacture of all the brand’s sizes should be transferred to Pinar del Rio City, the most important city of Vuelta Abajo.
All sizes are Tripa larga, Totalmente a Mano – long filler, totally hand made vitolas.
Length: 4 ½" Ring Gauge: 50
The Media Luna is one of the three new exciting sizes that are poised to join the elegant Trinidad brand (Topes and Esmerelda being the other two). Since the announcement last year, all in the cigar world have been eagerly awaiting for them to take their place within the current range.
Measuring 4 ½" (115mm) x 50 ring gauge, the Media Luna is an entirely new size within the Habanos portfolio and referred to as a Marinas in the factories of Cuba. The name Media Luna translates to "Half Moon" in English, but is also the name of a small town in Cuba.
Complete with a signature pigtail, the cigars are presented in SBN boxes of 12 cigars and are the perfect way to see out this iconic brand's 50th anniversary year.