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.
- Brand: Hoyo de Monterrey
- Year: 2016
- Flavour: Light to Medium
- Vitola: Robusto
- Ring gauge: 50
4 ⅞ Inches / 124mm
- For many people the Epicure No.2 is a long-established favourite and a popular ‘turn to’ cigar. So it is perhaps a little surprising it has taken so long to see the first Hoyo Reserva. On the evidence so far from its delayed appearance in 2018, it has been well worth the wait.
Read About Reservas
The Reserva classification signifies that all the tobacco used has been aged in bales for a minimum of three years before the cigars were made.
There are generally presented in the “flagship” sizes for specific Global Brands and are released in limited numbers.
Each Reserva is made available in 5000 numbered lacquered boxes each containing 20 cigars. 100,000 cigars are produced for each release in total for the world market.
Each cigar bears a second “Reserva” band on it and its box includes a leaflet describing the date of the “cosecha” (harvest), from which all of the leaves used have been taken.
Since 2012 a Reserva cigar has been released by Habanos S.A. biennially.
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