Aganorsa Leaf is gearing up to make a substantial splash at this year’s PCA trade show, where it will need an ampler booth to showcase its mammoth creation – the JFR Lunatic Belicoso Maduro. This cigar is an absolute titan, with an astounding 100-ring gauge. For those with a preference for something less imposing, Aganorsa is also unveiling the New Cuba Superior, a long-filler iteration of its economically priced New Cuba line, which traditionally features a mixed-filler.
With dimensions clocking in at an astonishing 10 inches in length and a 100-ring gauge, the JFR Lunatic Belicoso Maduro is predominantly comprised of Nicaraguan tobacco, apart from its rich Mexican San Andrés wrapper. This Herculean cigar, blended for a medium-to-full body, is eschewing conventional boxes and will instead be available in individual wooden coffins, retailing at a suggested price of $39.99 apiece. With production capped at 2,500 cigars, Aganorsa plans to make this a yearly affair. This is the company’s most sizeable cigar to date.
In contrast, the New Cuba Superior offers more restrained dimensions, cloaked in an Ecuador Connecticut wrapper accompanied by Nicaraguan binder and filler. Despite being a long-filler cigar, the New Cuba Superior remains wallet-friendly, with prices hovering between $6.50 and $7.50 each. It is available in the following vitolas: Robusto, measuring 5 by 50; Toro, sizing up at 6 by 50; and Corona, with dimensions of 5 1/2 by 44. All variants are shipped in 25-count boxes.
Terence Reilly, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Aganorsa Leaf, remarked, “The majority of our portfolio tends to be rather robust for novices or those with a palate for milder profiles. New Cuba Superior is our answer to cater to this demographic.”
The shipping timeline for the imposing Belicoso Maduro is slated for the end of July, while the New Cuba Superior is expected to commence shipping in August. Both lines are meticulously crafted in Nicaragua at the Aganorsa Leaf factory, and the Nicaraguan tobaccos employed in these offerings are sourced exclusively from farms owned by Aganorsa.