Juan Lopez Seleccion Especial LCDH
The vitola chosen by Juan López to introduce this novelty, is the Fortunas, a Double Robusto measuring 170 mm in length and a 52 cepo. The vitola is relatively rare, as no other Habanos brand offers it in regular production as of today. However, it has been used twice in regional editions, one of which was already produced by the brand, the Juan López Selección Suprema Edición Regional Reino Unido from 2009 and the other one, the Ramón Allones Gladiator Edición Regional Andino B.P.E. (Andes – Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador) from 2010.
Juan López is a brand created in the 1870’s. Juan López Selección Especial has been made “Totalmente a Mano con Tripa Larga”- Totally Handmade with Long Filler – with wrapper, filler and binder leaves coming from the Vuelta Abajo* zone, in the region of Pinar del Río*, Cuba*, and made by expert Cuban cigar rollers.
The Juan López Selección Especial is available in a box of 25 cigars, or should we say, in a box set. Indeed, the Selección Especial introduces a new style of packaging comparable to that of Romeo y Julieta’s new premium line, the Línea de Oro. A beautiful, solid box, covered in white lacquer, enhanced by a golden frieze. On the cover, we find the brand’s vista, inspired by the works of French landscape painter Federico Mialhe, decorated with various gold medals, carried forward by the brand. We can also perceive the inscription “150 aniversario”.
Like most of the cigars produced exclusively for LCH, the Juan López Selección Especial has a double band: the brand’s classic one and the burgundy band, solely reserved for La Casa del Habano exclusivities, bearing the logo representing a tobacco leaf.
This Juan López novelty will immediately seduce aficionados with its generous dimensions, offering more than an hour of a nice balanced tasting. We find the characteristic taste of the brand, certainly a result from the carefully selected tobacco leaves of the Vuelta Abajo.