Davidoff to release a new limited edition. Although, not exactly new as it is a recreation of a 2002 limited edition. The Davidoff Special 53 Capa Dominicana is perfecto with a 53 ring gauge that was released in 2002. Back in those days, not many Dominican puros were around. Most tobacco growers deemed it close to impossible to grow wrapper in the Dominican Republic.
“It is the pioneering spirit of our founder Zino Davidoff that the craftsmen at Davidoff relentlessly seek to mirror in their daily achievements. When challenged with crafting a blend of 100% Dominican tobaccos back in the 1990’s they set on a journey to identify suitable areas, cultivating soils and developing hybrid seeds that would yield tobaccos fit for the challenge. After nearly 20 years that journey found its completion in 2002 when our master blenders had turned these tobaccos into the beautiful and refined Special 53 – Capa Dominicana cigar,” says Edward Simon, Chief Marketing Officer at Oettinger Davidoff AG. “It is this achievement, of leading the way to make the cultivation of wrapper tobaccos in the Dominican a reality that we celebrate today with the re-release of this limited edition. The 53-ring gauge Perfecto format was developed especially for said wrapper leaf to deliver its taste impact optimally,” he continues.
The new limited edition is part of the Davidoff Vintage Blend series of cigars. The wrapper is aged for over ten years. It is then brought together with an 8-year-old San Vicente Seco binder. The San Vicente Seco, Piloto Ligero, and Olor Seco from the filler are aged for over 6 years. The cigars will be available globally and in the Global Travel Retail shops at airports and other duty-free areas. They are packed in ten-count boxes.
The first Dominican puro that ever received fame is the Arturo Fuente Opus X. When Carlito Fuente was told that it is impossible to grow wrapper in the Dominican Republic, he was determined to prove everybody wrong. The first Fuente Fuente Opus X saw the light in November of 1995.