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Cigar News: Partagas Valle Verde Cigars Slated for July Arrival
First Partagas Blend Rolled In A Mexican San Andrés Wrapper
Partagas Valle Verde cigars are a new, full-time collection that shipped earlier this month and will debut as the first Partagas blend to be rolled with a Mexican San Andrés leaf.
The line was named after a lush agricultural region called the “Green Valley” where the brand’s wrapper tobacco was grown. Bordering the Gulf of Mexico, the valley has a comparatively cool climate, a prolonged rainy season and a nutrient-rich volcanic soil. At harvest time, the leaves reveal a pristine, light brown wrapper tobacco that is rich and layered in flavor.
John Hakim, brand manager of Partagas said, “Partagas Valle Verde builds on the Partagas tradition of rich, refined blends and calls upon its rich Mexican wrapper to deliver a unique smoking experience to the brand portfolio.”
Handcrafted in Honduras at the famed HATSA factory, the intricacy of Partagas Valle Verde comes from the well-aged tobaccos that comprise its blend. Harvested in 2020, the three-year-old-wrapper tobacco opens the smoking experience with a wave of earthiness, offering hints of natural tobacco sweetness and cocoa. True to the blend legacy of Partagas, Valle Verde is made with a sun-grown Cameroon binder (traditionally, the Partagas wrapper), harvested for this blend from 2015. The filler features Mexican San Andrés, Nicaraguan Jalapa and Esteli tobaccos from 2020. The result is a complex smoke that balances rich, sweet notes with an intriguing spice.
Distributed by Forged Cigar Company Partagas Valle Verde will launch with three regular production sizes presented in 20-count boxes, plus a limited edition, box-pressed Belicoso that comes in a box of ten cigars.
Partagas Valle Verde Sizes & Prices
Robusto (5” x 50); MSRP per cigar $7.99
Toro (6” x52); MSRP per cigar $8.49
Double Corona (7½” x54); MSRP per cigar $9.49
Limited Edition Belicoso (6½” x 52); MSRP per cigar $9.99
“Partagas Valle Verde is the ideal choice for cigar enthusiasts who are drawn to well-aged tobaccos,” added Mr. Hakim. CA