2020 is bound to be an exciting year for cigar aficionados, Habanos has announced its line-up for the year. We were fortunate enough, before the world went on lockdown, to attend the festival and sample some of the upcoming products.
One of the highlights of the festival was definitely Romeo Y Julieta. To celebrate its 145th anniversary, the brand will release a new collection dubbed Línea de Oro. Featuring three different ring sizes, the Dianas, Hidalgos, and Nobles will all be delivered in limited-edition boxes of 20. The references are nice, still a bit young to smoke but looks very interesting and can be surely be aged. The Nobles, once aged, has the potential to become a phenomenal smoke with time.
Montecristo is celebrating its 85th anniversary this year and to mark the occasion, Habanos is releasing the Herederos. This limited-edition cigar will be sold in a commemorative humidor exclusively at La Casa del Habano and Habanos Specialists retailers.
Talking of La Casa del Habano, the international franchise is turning 30 and it coincides with Juan Lopez’s 150th anniversary, so the Selección Especial, which is a La Casa del Habano exclusive celebrates both occasions with an exclusive edition.
The fan-favorite Partagás is also honored with a special 50-cigar humidor to mark the brand’s 175th anniversary. The cigar-maker also announced the release of its Partagás Legado Edición Limitada 2020
The other labels also announced some releases. Bolivar will launch the Belicosos Finos Reserva Cosecha 2016 while Hoyo de Monterrey announced its Primaveras.
The 2020 Habanos festival was an eventful celebration and saw a lot of products announced. We sampled them and can guarantee you that 2020 is going to better a great year for Cuban cigar aficionados.
We will be sampling more of the Bolivar and Montecristo releases in a couple of months, hopefully before they hit the market, and share our tasting notes on Instagram. Watch this space.