News: Altadis Announces Montecristo Project with Plasencia Family

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ALTADIS U.S.A. RELEASES ESPADA BY MONTECRISTO, A BOLD NEW CIGAR HONORING THE LEGEND OF MONTECRISTO
Montecristo EspadaFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Altadis U.S.A. announces the release of the Espada by Montecristo, a collaboration between Altadis U.S.A.’s Grupo de Maestros and the Plasencia Family to celebrate the world-renowned Montecristo brand.
“Blended by the Grupo de Maestros and crafted by the famed Plasencia Family, this brave new Montecristo combines the knowledge of centuries, the expertise of growing superior tobacco and the art and passion of handcrafting the finest premium cigars,” said Janelle Rosenfeld, VP of Marketing, Altadis U.S.A.
Espada by Montecristo is a spicy, 100% Nicaraguan premium cigar with a Habano Jalapa Vintage 2010 wrapper, a Habano Jalapa Vintage 2009 binder and a complex blend of Habano Jalapa Seco Vintage 2008, Habano Ometepe Viso Vintage 2008 and Habano Condega Ligero Vintage 2008 fillers.
“Like a sword, Espada is strong, bold and brave, yet still worldly and sophisticated,” she said. “It’s an honor to work with a tobacco family as renowned as the Plasencia Family.”

Three sizes are currently available: Ricasso (54×5”), Guard (50×6”) and Quillon (56×7”).

These exquisite cigars come in suede-bound boxes of 10 with the Montecristo sword emblazoned on the lid. Each cigar retails from about $11.25 to $12.50.

Espada is the latest from the Montecristo brand, known around the world as a true mark of excellence for premium cigars. It’s a worthy addition to even the most carefully selected collections.