Habanos
English Market Selection

EMS

EMS stands for English Market Selection, a description used in Cuba for over a century to identify the quality of cigars designated for the British market. It is the cornerstone of the UK’s long established reputation as the world centre for the finest Havana cigars.

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Limited Editions

520

520

  • Year: 2012
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Maravillas No.3
  • Ring gauge: 55
  • Length: 6 ⅛ Inches / 155mm
  • This was an entirely new size within the Habanos portfolio and was created to commemorate the 520th anniversary of the arrival of the Habano in Europe following Christopher Columbus’s discovery of Cuba in 1492. Montecristo was a fitting brand to choose given that it was and still is the best selling premium cigar brand today.
80 Aniversario

80 Aniversario

  • Year: 2015
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: 80 Aniversario
  • Ring gauge: 55
  • Length: 6 ½ Inches / 165mm
  • Not strictly a Limited Edition as the tobaccos are not aged in the same way, the cigars are not dressed with maduro wrappers and they are not adorned with the second band. Nonetheless it is a fantastic cigar and a great way to mark the 80th anniversary of the world’s most popular Havana brand. This cigar is already a collector’s item and is, unusually, presented in boxes of 20.
C

C

  • Year: 2003
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Corona Gorda
  • Ring gauge: 46
  • Length: 5 ⅝ Inches / 143mm
  • A wonderful medium to full bodied Corona Gorda packed full of classic Montecristo taste. The cigar was released in Cabinet Boîte Nature boxes of 25 and is remembered fondly by all those lucky enough to have smoked them at the time.
D

D

  • Year: 2005
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Dalia
  • Ring gauge: 43
  • Length: 6 ¾ Inches / 170mm
  • This is a classic Dalias size and so shares its dimensions with the Cohiba Siglo V and the Partagas 8-9-8. It is presented in neat 3-4-3 varnished SBN boxes of 10 cigars and has gained a reputation of being one of the best ageing Limited Editions. Hard to find now but well worth a try.
Dantes

Dantes

  • Year: 2016
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Hermoso No.1
  • Ring gauge: 48
  • Length: 6 ⅝ Inches / 167mm
  • A marked difference in shape from recent Limited Editions from Montecristo and, although it still has a ring gauge of 48, it has a decidedly slender feel to it. Nonetheless, all of the peppery tang associated with the brand very much remain in place.
Double Corona

Double Corona

  • Year: 2001
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Prominente
  • Ring gauge: 49
  • Length: 7 ⅝ Inches / 194mm
  • Although there are four ‘2001’ releases none of them actually made it to market until the middle of 2002. Consequently there are no Limited Edition Havanas with a 2002 dated band and these are still referred to by most people as 2001 releases.
Grand Edmundo

Grand Edmundo

  • Year: 2010
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Cañonazo
  • Ring gauge: 52
  • Length: 5 ⅞ Inches / 150mm
  • Sharing its dimensions with the iconic Cohiba Siglo VI, this cigar is known as a Cañonazo in the factories of Cuba, which translates into English as “canon shot”. Light one up and find out why.
Robusto

Robusto

  • Year: 2000
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Robusto
  • Ring gauge: 50
  • Length: 4 ⅞ Inches / 124mm
  • The most popular brand meets the most popular size of the time and creates an all-time classic. As with all of the 2000 releases this cigar was adorned with a second band bearing the words “Edicion Limitada”. It was not until 2001 that the year of release was added.
Robusto

Robusto

  • Year: 2006
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Robusto
  • Ring gauge: 50
  • Length: 4 ⅞ Inches / 124mm
  • This is a remaking of one of the original Limited Editions from 2000. Full of ‘tangy’ Montecristo flavour in what has become the World’s most popular Havana cigar size. In 2009 the Montecristo Robusto was revisited once again when the lighter styled Montecristo Open Master was introduced to the standard portfolio.
Sublimes

Sublimes

  • Year: 2008
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Sublimes
  • Ring gauge: 54
  • Length: 6 ½ Inches / 164mm
  • A stunning cigar inspired by the legendary Cohiba Sublimes of 2004. It is often seen as the first in a triumvirate of heavy ring gauge Limited Editions to come from Montecristo over the next four years. For many connoisseurs this is the stand out cigar of the three.
Supremos

Supremos

  • Year: 2019
  • Flavour: Medium to Full
  • Vitola: Montesco
  • Ring gauge: 55
  • Length: 5 ¼ Inches / 130mm
  • This well-balanced, flavoursome cigar shares its dimensions with the celebrated Romeo y Julieta Wide Churchill. The wide ring gauge, the oily, maduro wrapper, and the extra-aged tobacco used to make Habanos limited editions, provide the perfect foil for Montecristo's tangy, medium-full flavoured blend.

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