Bolívar Poderosos release imminent
The Rodolfo sized Bolívar Poderosos, Regional Edition for Belgium and Luxembourg will be released at the end of the first week of December
One of the more interesting Regional Edition releases for 2013 has to be the Bolívar Poderosos. This year's Regional Edition for Belgium and Luxembourg has two things going for it. Firstly, the vitola of the Poderosos is the Rodolfo, which means that it's a huge torpedo sized Cigar, and secondly, it comes packaged in a varnished box, layered in the 8-9-8 style. Everyone loves 8-9-8 right?
Anyway today images of the Poderosos have been making the rounds on Facebook. The Luxembourg La Casa del Habano for one, already has some in their possession, but they're not quite on sale yet. Their Facebook status says "very soon", so hopefully that means by the end of the week.
I've placed images of the newly Bolívar Poderosos below. These Cigar's aren't going to be cheap. The Luxembourg La Casa del Habano currently have on their website a varnished box of Poderosos for €505.
Poderosos - Belgium and Luxembourg Regional Edition
A Cigar Aficionado news story first published on the 11th July 2013 revealed that a large figurado sized Bolívar would be released for the Belgium & Luxembourg regional market sometime in 2013. News was a little thin on the ground, as the only other information that was supplied that the vitola of this yet named Cigar would be the Rodolfo.
Fast forward to November, where the Luxembourg La Casa Del Habano revealed that the Cigar would be called the Poderosos and will come housed in 8-9-8 boxes of twenty five. This will be the first time that a Regional Edition release will come housed in the 8-9-8 format. Interestingly, a few months before, 5th Avenue, the German Distributor announced that they intended to release a Regional Edition to come housed in the 8-9-8 format. Looks like the Belgium and Luxemburg distributor beat them to it!
The La Casa Del Habano Knokke stated that the Poderosos will be available on sale from the 1st December. However, as of yet, the release date seems to be around the 5th or 6th of December. Both Luxembourg and Knokke La Casa Del Habano currently retail boxes of Poderosos for €505 each.
The Rodolfo vitola is usually reserved for special releases, for example the Coleccion Bolívar 2010 and the La Casa del Habanos San Cristóbal Muralla release from 2006. The Rodolfo measures in at 54 ring gauge by 18 centimetres.
Other than the name, the Bolívar Poderosos does not share any similarities as the 2009 Swiss Regional Edition, the Punch Poderosos.
The La Casa del Habano in Luxembourg were the first retailer to release images of the Pedorosos: