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Partagas to Release Valle Verde in July

June 29, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco

 

 

Partagas Valle Verde, a new, full-time collection that ships on July 1 will debut as the first Partagas blend to be crowned with a Mexican San Andrés leaf.

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. It is the ideal choice for cigar enthusiasts who are drawn to well-aged tobaccos.”

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. There, the region’s growers yield a pristine, light brown wrapper tobacco that is rich and layered.

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 sweetness and cocoa. True to the blend legacy of Partagas, Valle Verde is made with a sungrown Cameroon binder, harvested for this blend from 2015. The filler features Mexican San Andrés, Nicaraguan Jalapa and Esteli tobaccos from 2020. The result is a fascinating smoke that balances rich, sweet notes with an intriguing spice.

Partagas Valle Verde will launch with three full-time sizes that are packed in 20-count boxes, and a limited edition, box-pressed Belicoso that comes in a ten-count box. The line is handcrafted in Honduras at HATSA and will be distributed by Forged Cigar Company.

  • Partagas Valle Verde Robusto (5″ x 50); SRP per cigar $7.99

  • Partagas Valle Verde Toro (6″ x 52); SRP per cigar $8.49

  • Partagas Valle Verde Double Corona (7.5″ x 54); SRP per cigar $9.49

  • (Limited Edition) Partagas Valle Verde Belicoso (6.5″ x 52); SRP per cigar $9.99

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