Juan Lopez, Quai D'Orsay 2013 French Regional Editions appear


The latest edition of the French Cigar magazine L'Amateur de Cigare has small section on two new Regional Editions for 2013 - the Juan Lopez Minutos and the Quai D'Orsay Belicoso Royal.

Whilst word on Regional Editions has slowly trickled accross the Internet from various outlets, one country where we haven't heard a peep about is France... until now.

The popular French Cigar magazine, L'Amateur de Cigare lists not one, but two Regional Editions scheduled for release in 2013 exclusively for the French market! Since 2012, Habanos SA enforced the policy that each country could only produce one Regional Edition Cigar for each country. How the French managed to bypass this I do not know.

Below is an image of the section in L'Amateur de Cigare that lists the two French Regional Edition:

Images of the Juan Lopez Minuto and Quai D'Orsday Belicosos Royal from the 
French Cigar Magazine L'Amateur de Cigare

As you can see from the image above, the French Cigar market will be treated to the Juan López Minutos, and the Quai d'Orsay Belicoso Royal. Both Cigars are small, forty minute smokes. French Regional Editions have historically been small Cigars, with the Bolívar Petit Libertador, Punch Small Club and the El Rey Del Mundo Petit Compañia being notable releases in the last few years. L'Amateur de Cigare lists the Minuto retailing for €8.50 and the Belicosos Royal for €12.50. For a minuto, the Juan Lopez is premiumly priced and therefore I really hope it delivers in terms in construction and flavours!

Below is some information regarding both Cuban Cigars:

Minutos - French flag French Regional Edition

News of both the Minutos and Quai d'Orsay Belicoso Royal first appeared in the French Magazine L'Amateur de Cigare. I first covered this in a news item back in the end of September, 2013.

The Minutos were released on the French market in the second week of December 2013, with the Belicosos Royal shortly after.

Cigar Name: Minutos
Size: Petit Corona
Factory Vitola: Minutos
Ring Gauge: 42
Length (mm): 110mm
Year Released: 2013
Status: Currently Available.
Information last updated on Sunday, 31st August 2014.
A closed box of Juan Lopez Minutos - 2013 French Regional Edition. An open box of Juan Lopez Minutos - 2013 French Regional Edition. Two boxes of Juan Lopez Minutos - 2013 French Regional Edition.

Belicoso Royal - French flag French Regional Edition

Quai d'Orsey Belicosos Royal - 2013 French Regional Edition.

News of both the Belicoso Royal and Juan López Minutos first appeared in the French Magazine L'Amateur de Cigare. I first covered this in a news item back in the end of September, 2013.

The Belicoso Royal was finally released in the middle of January 2014, and is currently retailing at around €15 a piece.

Cigar Name: Belicoso Royal
Size: Petit Belicosos
Factory Vitola: Petit Belicoso
Ring Gauge: 52
Length (mm): 125mm
Year Released: 2013
Status: Currently Available.
Information last updated on Monday, 23rd June 2014.
Quai d'Orsay Belicosos Royal - 2013 French Regional Edition. Quai d'Orsay Belicosos Royal - 2013 French Regional Edition.
A closed box of Quai d'Orsay Belicosos Royal - 2013 French Regional Edition. An open box of Quai d'Orsay Belicosos Royal - 2013 French Regional Edition.
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