English Market Selection


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.


Aged & Rare

Hermosos No.2

Hermosos No.2

  • Brand: Romeo y Julieta
  • Year: 2004
  • Rarity Category: LE, 15+
  • Line: 2021 Aged & Rare
  • Flavour: Medium
  • Vitola: Hermosos No.2
  • Ring gauge: 48
  • Length: 6 ⅛ Inches / 157mm
  • 2004 was a vintage year for Ediciónes Limitadas. The Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Especial and Cohiba Sublimes were released alongside the Romeo y Julieta Hermosos No.2. It has perhaps not received the same attention as the others, but this is a spectacular cigar in its own right and one that showcases the very best of Cuban tobacco.
Read About Aged & Rare

Hunters & Frankau’s Aged & Rare collection consists of cigars that have been matured for a minimum of ten years in our warehouse and every box is marked with a 10+, 15+ or 20+ to indicate the number of years since they were rolled, boxed and dispatched from the factories of Cuba. It is estimated that the first 2019 Aged & Rare releases make up no more than 5,000 cigars in total.

However, it is not only their age that makes House Reserve cigars especially rare. Some of the releases have additional noteworthy features. These features can be seperated into three categories: First Releases, Discontinued Lines and Limited Editions, Regional Editions, Reservas & Gran Reservas.

Identifying Aged & Rare cigars
Before a box is released from House Reserve every single cigar has been checked by fully-trained Habanos s.a. quality technicians, specially flown in from Cuba for the purpose. Boxes that meet their approval are stamped ‘Revisado’, which means ‘Checked’.

A Release Certificate is also affixed to the outside of every box which is signed by our Warehouse Manager.
Finally, each individual cigar is dressed with a footband confirming that it is Aged & Rare and comes from Hunters & Frankau’s House Reserve.

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