Cigar News you can use: Another choice blend from Altadis and Grupo de Maestro


April 24, 2019           (954) 233-4036




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The famed “Grupo de Maestros” once again collaborates with the Plasencia family  


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Altadis U.S.A., maker of world-renowned premium cigars announces the release of the Montecristo Espada Oscuro.  The Montecristo Espada Oscuro is a follow-up cigar to the Montecristo Espada, which earned a top 20 honors by Cigar Aficionado in 2015.


Once again, the “Grupo de Maestro’s” (Montecristo’s highly regarded group of Master Blenders) were given access to the Plasencia’s library of tobaccos. The goal was to pair the world’s best blenders, with the premier tobacco growing family, creating the ultimate adult cigar smoking experience.


Like the original Montecristo Espada, the Montecristo Espada Oscuro is a Nicaraguan Puro. However, in addition to the excellent Nicaraguan tobaccos used for the binder and filler it also includes an extremely rare and well-aged Habano Rosado Oscuro wrapper. This special wrapper was discovered in the vast Plasencia library, by Rafael Nodal (Head of Product Capability for Tabacalera USA). Nodal along with Grupo de Maestro member Pedro Ventura and the Plasencia family worked together to find the perfect final blend.


Rafael Nodal said: “I am honored to have worked together with the Grupo de Maestros and the Plasencia family on this project. I not only feel that we created a blend that is worthy of the Montecristo Espada name, but also added a new dimension to the smoking experience, with the addition of this special Habano Rosado Oscuro Wrapper.”  


Eddy Guerra, Sr. Brand Manager of Altadis U.S.A., stated. “We are extremely excited about the Montecristo Espada Oscuro. The success of the original Espada we felt, gave us mandate to push the envelope, to give our customers another great blend that can proudly sport the Montecristo Espada band. This cigar will give the Espada adult smokers a nuanced smoking experience that will deliver on flavor and richness.”

The Montecristo Espada Oscuro will be available in May and will be expressed in three vitolas:


Ricasso: 5 x 54  $13.27 MSRP

Guarde: 6 x 50   $13.80 MSRP
Quillon: 7 x 56   $14.60 MSRP


About Altadis U.S.A.

Altadis U.S.A. is a maker of premium cigars and one of the largest premium cigar companies in the world. If you have ever enjoyed a premium cigar, there’s a good chance you’ve enjoyed a cigar crafted by Altadis U.S.A. Responsible for crafting many of the world’s most renowned brands, including Henry Clay, Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, H. Upmann and Trinidad, Altadis U.S.A. has been crafting great cigars since 1918.  Visit for more information. 


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