XXII Festival del Habano Update: New Cigar Releases

XXII Festival del Habano Update: New Cigar Releases

This is what we all have been waiting for – the grand reveal of the latest Cuban cigars planned to release for the 22nd Festival del Habano event! Introducing the Romeo y Julieta Linea Oro, the Bolivar Belicosos Finos Reserva Cosecha 2016, the Montecristo Herederos and finally, the Partagas Legado Edición Limitada 2020. Us, and other aficionados alike, are extremely excited to finally see these Limited Edition Cigars, and with the festival getting closer, it's only a short amount of time before you can get your hands on these beauties. So, without further ado, these are the upcoming cigars that will be released by Habanos:

Left: Romeo y Julieta Linea Oro; Right: Bolivar Belicosos Finos Reserva Cosecha 2016

ROMEO Y JULIETA LINEA ORO - Habanos is releasing an exclusive new line for the Romeo y Julieta Cigars brand – the Romeo y Julieta Linea Oro. The line presents THREE fantastic new sizes, all encased in opulent varnished, red boxes. Without a doubt, these new cigars will excite many cigar-lovers, as they are not only stunningly beautiful, but these new sizes will allow aficionados to smoke exciting new blends and formats. The line will be formally presented during the Gala Night event on the 28th of February, paying tribute to 145 years of the Romeo y Julieta brand.

BOLIVAR BELICOSOS FINOS RESERVA COSECHA 2016 - Next, we have the latest ‘Reserva’ cigar – the Bolivar Belicosos Finos Reserva Cosecha 2016. This new cigar pays tribute to the brand's most emblematic smokes, the Bolivar Belicosos Finos Cigar, measuring at 140 mm by 52 ring gauge.  For fans of the Bolivar Cigars brand, this is definitely something to be excited about. Bolivar is known in the industry for releasing some of the most stogies. So, we would only expect some phenomenal tasting notes from this new release. As you know, the creation of Habanos Reserva cigars involves the selection of the best tobacco leaves from the Vuelta Abajo area (DOP).  Every single leaf used for the filler, wrapper, and cap, were aged in a long and careful process for a minimum of 3 years. So, undoubtedly, this new cigar is going to be in the wish lists of many eager collectors this year. 

Left: Montecristo Herederos 85 Aniversario; Right: Partagas Legado Edición Limitada 2020

MONTECRISTO HEREDEROS  - This year, the Montecristo Cigars brand will be celebrating their 85th Anniversary! To commemorate the momentous event, Festival del Habanos will be hosting a special evening event to showcase their fantastic new release – the ‘Montecristo Herederos LCDH’. The cigar will be presented in a 20-count humidor, with ‘85 Aniversario’ engraved inside of the lid, as well as a stunning gloss-finished exterior. As you can see, the humidor will include a built-in hygrometer and humidifier.

PARTAGAS LEGADO EDICIÓN LIMITADA 2020 - Last but not least, Habanos will also be releasing the newest Edición Limitada for 2020 – the Partagas Legado. So far, what we know is that the 'Legado' will be presented in boxes of 25 pieces. With a limited amount of cigars made, this unique cigar will surely delight lovers of exceptional cigars and collectors. Lay your bets aficionados; this cigar will be an item to fly off the shelves of distributors.


Festival del Habano is one of the largest and most prestigious cigar events in the world. Held in Havana, aficionados attending the festival can participate in some of the few fantastic events lined up. The activities include; the renowned Habanos World Challenge, master classes, factory visits, gala evenings and much more. If you want to read the full program, then do head over to the official XXII Habanos Festival page. Otherwise, you can also read our blog post about the event. The EGM Cigars team will be attending the event, so we do our best to provide our readers and customers with updates.

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