In 2004, Davidoff released two limited edition releases, one of which was entitled Especiales <<7>> Robusto Real. The 7 in the name referred to the number of tobaccos: one wrapper, one binder and five fillers. Now the concept is back for a 2019 iteration.
The original Especiales <<7>> was based around a blend of tobaccos largely used for the Millenium Blend, though some of those tobaccos were eight-years-old at the time. Now the Especiales <<7>>returns with a blend of tobaccos found in the brand’s Aniversario, Gran Cru, Signature and Millenium.
On the most basic level, the origins of the tobaccos are the same as the original. The wrapper will be from Ecuador, the binder is a Dominican olor leaf and the five fillers are all from the Dominican Republic:
- Olor Seco
- Piloto Seco
- Piloto Viso
- San Vicente Ligero
- San Vicente Viso
Like the original, it will be offered in a 5 1/2 x 48 size, albeit with updated packaging. Pricing is set at $28.50 per cigar and only 4,000 boxes of 10 cigars will be offered in the U.S. In addition, Global Travel Retail locations will receive four-packs.
“In the year 2004, relentless challenging of the status quo, exceptional and pioneering blending by our Davidoff Master Blenders made possible a cigar experience so unique and complex it is now made available again in very limited quantities as a vintage blend,” said Edward Simon, chief marketing officer at Oettinger Davidoff AG, in a press release. “They have masterfully achieved to blend tobaccos from Ecuador and six different regions of the Dominican Republic to combine to a complex, yet silky smooth aroma experience. An achievement deemed impossible by experts at the time.”
The Davidoff Robusto Real Especiales <<7>> Limited Edition 2019 will begin shipping next month.