December 2009

Punch Royal Selection No. 12

As Jason rightfully reminded me, Habanos SA are not planning to stop their streak of cigar deletions. After the Bolivar Bonita, which we’ll all be sorry to see go away, they are now getting rid of the whole series of panatela cigars, including the great Partagas Serie du Connaisseur, highly rated in many cigar resources. Considering the fact that the average ring of cigars programmed for 2010 is in the 50ish, we can clearly see where the market is going. Also note that the list is about twice as long as last year…

List of Cuban cigars to be deleted in 2010

  • Diplomaticos No. 4 (petit corona)
  • Diplomaticos No. 5 (petit corona)
  • La Gloria Cubana Medaille d’Or No. 1 (panatela)
  • La Gloria Cubana Medaille d’Or No. 3 (panatela)
  • Partagas Serie du Connaisseur No. 1 (panatela)
  • Partagas Serie du Connaisseur No. 2 (panatela)
  • Partagas Serie du Connaisseur No. 3 (panatela)
  • Punch Churchill
  • Punch Royal Selection No. 11 (grand corona)
  • Punch Royal Selection No. 12 (petit corona)
  • Quai d’Orsay Panetela (panatela)
  • Rafael Gonzalez Cigarritos (panatela)
  • Rafael Gonzalez Coronas Extra
  • El Rey del Mundo Grandes de España (panatela)
  • Saint Luis Rey Churchill
  • Saint Luis Rey Corona
  • Saint Luis Rey Petit Corona
  • Vegueros Especiales No. 1 (panatela)
  • Vegueros Especiales No. 2 (panatela)

6 thoughts on “2010 Cuban Cigar Deletions

  1. Okay…who wants to win a humidor that’s already stocked with cigars?Happy holidays to all! Craig and I have truly enjoyed these past 12 days! Now…we need to figure out where we’re getting the money to mail all these packages! 😉

  2. I’m outraged! What’s the deal? Was Fidel abused by petite coronas and panatelas as a child or what? The Parti Con.#2 was going to be my next purchase and my sources have none left.

  3. Rafael Gonzalez Coronas Extra is a must buy. I’m scratching my head over that one, but I guess it isn’t a big seller, even though it’s a great cigar.

  4. For me, it will be one of the Partagas Serie du Connaisseur or the LGC Medaille d’Or No. 3.

  5. My nomination: the Punch Churchill.

  6. Thanks for the info, sad as it is. In your view, which of these are the ones that I *must* buy before they’re gone?

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