This UK Regional Edition 2016 cigar has been produced by the Empresa de Habana at their factory in San Antonio de los Baños in Havana Province. Only 60,000 of these cigars have been produced so there are only 6,000 numbered boxes. Each cigar presents two bands, one for the brand and the other declaring “Exclusivo Gran Bretaña” or “Exclusively Great Britain”.
Although thoroughly modern in shape (replicating the Montecristo Open Eagle and Hoyo de Monterrey Le Hoyo de San Juan), the presentation of this cigar also has several features that hark back to earlier times. For instance the cigar band and the Tapaclava (the label covering the nail that secures the lid) are both recreations of much earlier examples.
This is the second time that Juan Lopez has been chosen to produce a Regional Edition for the UK, following the 2009 Selección Suprema.
The Juan Lopez Selección Superba was initially sampled by Hunters & Frankau in Havana during the Habanos festival in March 2016 and, more recently a very small number of pre-release cigars were presented to guests at the Annual H&F Summer Cigar Party in June. At each of these events it was generally agreed that the cigar was already displaying plenty of bold flavours and character and had remained faithful to the Juan Lopez brand style.
Size : Geniales (5 7/8″ x 54)
Origin : Cuba
Strength : Medium
Wrapper : Corojo