All Cuban Cigar Releases for 2012.

Limited Edition

Montecristo 520

The Montecristo 520 has been to produced to celebrate 520 years since the discovery of tobacco.

The Montecristo 520 follows the trend of recent large ring gauged Montecristo limited editions after the Sublime and Grand Edmundo.

Montecristo 520
Cigar Name: 520
Size: Robusto Extra
Factory Vitola: Maravillas No. 3
Ring Gauge: 55
Length (mm): 155mm
Year Released: 2012
Packaging Type: Slide Lid Box of 10
Launch Year: 2012
Notes: Released at the end of October 2012. The final 2012 Limited Edition to be released by Habanos SA.
Information last updated on Monday, 20th October 2014.
Montecristo 520 Montecristo 520

H. Upmann Robusto

H. Upmann Robusto - 2011 Limited Edition Cuban Cigar

Expected to be released first in the United Kingdom, the last time a Robusto shaped H. Upmann made an appearance was back in 2008 when it was released in a six pack leather bound humidor with a built-in hygrometer.

Cigar Name: Robusto
Size: Robusto
Factory Vitola: Robustos
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 124mm
Year Released: 2012
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 25
Launch Year: 2012
Notes: Released in the final week of August. First available at C.Gars LTD.
Information last updated on Monday, 20th October 2014.
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Partagás Serie C No. 3

Partagas Serie C No. 3 2012 Limited Edition
Cigar Name: Serie C No. 3
Size: Grand Corona
Factory Vitola: Hermosos No. 3
Ring Gauge: 48
Length (mm): 140mm
Year Released: 2012
Packaging Type: Semi Boite Nature of 10
Launch Year: 2012
Notes: Released at the end of September 2012.
Information last updated on Monday, 20th October 2014.
Partagas Serie C No. 3 2012 Limited Edition Box Partagas Serie C No. 3 2012 Limited Edition Box

Regular Production

Quintero Favoritos

Released in the second half of 2012, the Quintero Favoritos made it's debut in the Spanish market.

Six months later in January 2013, other international markets, including the United Kingdom and Hong Kong starting receiving shipments of the Quintero Favoritos.

The Favoritos has the largest ring gauge of the brand, and has a unique factory vitola of Concha No.2.

Quintero Favoritos
Cigar Name: Favoritos
Size: Petit Robustos
Factory Vitola: Concha No. 2
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 115mm
Year Released: 2012
Packaging Type: Cardboard box housing bundle of cigars of 25
Launch Year: 2012
Packaging Type: Cardboard Packs of 5
Launch Year: 2012
Information last updated on Tuesday, 12th August 2014.
A trio of Quintero Favoritos. A trio of Quintero Favoritos. Quintero Favoritos.
A bundle of twenty five Quintero Favoritos

Romeo Y Julieta Petit Churchill

The Petit Churchill is the third release after the Short and Wide Churchill, to take it's cue from the legendary Romeo y Julieta Churchill.

Romeo y Julieta Petit Churchill

Released at the end of October 2012, the Petit Churchill will be a welcome addition to the smoking rotation of any aficionado's who enjoy the flavour profile of the Short Churchill but wish it was available in a smaller size.

Measuring in at 4 inches by 50 ring gauge, the Petit Churchill shares it's size with the Hoyo de Monterrey Petit Robustos.

Cigar Name: Petit Churchill
Size: Petit Robusto
Factory Vitola: Petit Robustos
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 102mm
Year Released: 2012
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 25
Launch Year: 2012
Information last updated on Tuesday, 1st July 2014.
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La Casa del Habanos Release

Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure de Luxe

The Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure de Luxe is a special release, available exclusively in La Casa de Habano shops worldwide. The Epicure de Luxe come in wooden slide boxes of ten.

The blend of the Epicure de Luxe is true to the Hoyo de Monterrey line. Light to medium body with a touch of sweetness.

Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure de Luxe
Cigar Name: Epicure de Luxe
Size: Petit Robusto
Factory Vitola: Mágicos
Ring Gauge: 52
Length (mm): 115mm
Year Released: 2012
Packaging Type: Slide Lid Box of 10
Launch Year: 2012
Information last updated on Monday, 29th June 2015.
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Regular Production

Romeo Y Julieta Reserva 2012

Cigar Name: Reserva 2012
Size: Churchill
Factory Vitola: Julieta No. 2
Ring Gauge: 47
Length (mm): 178mm
Year Released: 2012
Information last updated on Monday, 20th October 2014.
Romeo y Julieta Churchill Gran Reserva Romeo y Julieta Churchill Gran Reserva Romeo y Julieta Churchill Gran Reserva

Regional Releases

Asia Pacific - El Rey Del Mundo Aniversario - Asia Pacific flag Asia Pacific Regional Edition

Released in the final week of March 2013, the El Rey del Mundo Aniversario is the 2012 Regional Edition Cigar for Asia Pacifico. The Aniversario is a Geniales, measuring in at 150mm in length with a 54 ring gauge, and comes in varnished boxes of twenty.

Cigar Name: Aniversario
Size: Robusto Extra
Factory Vitola: Geniales
Ring Gauge: 54
Length (mm): 150mm
Year Released: 2012
Packaging Type: TBA
Launch Year: 2012
Information last updated on Tuesday, 28th October 2014.

Canada - Vegas Robaina XV Aniversario - Canadian flag Canadian Regional Edition

Cigar Name: XV Aniversario
Size: Double Robusto
Factory Vitola: Sublimes
Ring Gauge: 54
Length (mm): 164mm
Year Released: 2012
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 10
Launch Year: 2012
Information last updated on Monday, 20th October 2014.

Germany - Punch Sir John - German flag German Regional Edition

The Punch Sir John is the first Regional Edition of 2012 to be officially released. Exclusively made for the German market, the Punch Sir John is length of 127mm, by 48 ring gauge.

Punch Sir John - 2012 German Regional Edition
Cigar Name: Sir John
Size: Corona Extra
Factory Vitola: Hermosos No. 4
Ring Gauge: 48
Length (mm): 127mm
Year Released: 2012
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 25
Launch Year: 2012
Number Produced: 2000
Information last updated on Monday, 20th October 2014.
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Italy - Por Larrañaga Small Robusto - Italian flag Italian Regional Edition

The Por Larrañaga Small Robusto is the 2012 Regional Edition for Italy. As of the end of November 2012, the Small Robusto is yet to have been released.

Cigar Name: Small Robusto
Size: Petit Robusto
Factory Vitola: Petit Robustos
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 102mm
Year Released: 2012
Information last updated on Monday, 20th October 2014.

Lebanon - Ramon Allónes Eshmoun 30 - Lebanon flag Lebanon Regional Edition

The Ramon Allones Eshmoun 30 is the largest of all 2012 Regional Editions, measuring in at 164mm and 54 ring gauge.

Like many previous regional editions intended for the middle eastern markets, the Eshmoun 30 continues the tradition of large, hefty Cigars. This bucks the trends of regional editions for other countries, particularly European markets, where the Regional Edition Releases are usually smaller in size.

The Eshmoun 30 started to appear on the market around April 2013.

An interesting side note, there have been 6000 boxes produced of the Ramon Allones Eshmoun 30, with each containing twenty five cigars. That's a lot of Sublimes. Will be interesting if the Eshmoun 30 sell out very quickly or will be around for a few years.

Cigar Name: Eshmoun 30
Size: Double Robusto
Factory Vitola: Sublimes
Ring Gauge: 54
Length (mm): 164mm
Year Released: 2012
Packaging Type: Wood Box of 25
Launch Year: 2013
Number Produced: 6000
Information last updated on Monday, 20th October 2014.
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Spain - Diplomáticos Colleccion Privada - Spanish flag Spanish Regional Edition

I'm not exactly sure when did the Diplomaticos Colleccion Privada become available to the Spanish Market, but reports indicate it was either November or December 2012.

The Colleccion Privada is the first Edition Regional that has been released under the Diplomaticos brand. Exclusive to Spain, this Petit Robustos will no doubt become a collectors item.

Cigar Name: Colleccion Privada
Size: Petit Robusto
Factory Vitola: Petit Robustos
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 102mm
Year Released: 2012
Packaging Type: Wood Box of 10
Launch Year: 2012
Information last updated on Monday, 20th October 2014.
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Spain - Por Larrañaga Legendarios - Spanish flag Spanish Regional Edition

Cigar Name: Legendarios
Size: Double Robusto
Factory Vitola: Partagas No.16
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 170mm
Year Released: 2012
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 10
Launch Year: 2012
Number Produced: 2500
Information last updated on Monday, 20th October 2014.

Switzerland - Vegas Robaina Petit Unicos - Swiss flag Swiss Regional Edition

The Vegas Robaina Petit Unicos is the only 2012 Regional Edition for Switzerland. This relatively small Cigar, although shares the same name as the Ramon Allones Petit Unicos, are not the same size.

Vegas Robaina Petit Unicos - 2012 Regional Edition for Switzerland
Cigar Name: Petit Unicos
Size: Petit Belicosos
Factory Vitola: Petit Belicoso
Ring Gauge: 52
Length (mm): 125mm
Year Released: 2012
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 10
Launch Year: 2012
Number Produced: 5000
Information last updated on Monday, 20th October 2014.

United Kingdom - Ramon Allónes Petit Belicosos - United Kingdom flag United Kingdom Regional Edition

Released Monday, 8th October, 2012. Advertised as the 'little brother' of the 2005 United Kingdom Regional Release, the Ramon Allones Belicosos.

Ramon Allones Petit Belicosos - 2012 Great Britain Regional Edition
Cigar Name: Petit Belicosos
Size: Petit Belicosos
Factory Vitola: Petit Belicoso
Ring Gauge: 52
Length (mm): 125mm
Year Released: 2012
Packaging Type: Wood Box of 10
Launch Year: 2012
Number Produced: 5000
Information last updated on Monday, 20th October 2014.
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United Kingdom - Ramon Allónes Hunters & Frankau Aniversario 225 - United Kingdom flag United Kingdom Regional Edition

The Ramon Allónes Hunters & Frankau Aniversario 225 commemorates two hundred and twenty five years since the founding of Hunters & Frankau, the exclusive distributor of Cuban Cigars in the United Kingdom. The Cigars were rolled in 2012 and shipped over to Hunters & Frankau in June 2013, where they will be aged for two years in the company's own warehouse.

Ramon Allones Hunters and Frankau Aniversario 225 - 2015 Great Britain Regional Edition

Launched at the 2015 Hunters & Frankau Summer Party, at the Belgrave Square on June 19th in London, the Hunters & Frankau Aniversario 225 is the most anticipated United Kingdom Regional Edition since 2007's Por Larrañaga Magnificos.

Cigar Name: Hunters & Frankau Aniversario 225
Size: Robusto Extra
Factory Vitola: Gorditos
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 141mm
Year Released: 2015
Packaging Type: Slide Lid Box of 25
Launch Year: 2015
Number Produced: 2000
Notes: Out of these 2000 boxes, there will be a special Humidor release, 225 produced in all, with four cabinet boxes in each.
Information last updated on Wednesday, 21st October 2015.
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2015 Habanos Festival

During the 2015 Habanos Festival, that was held in February of that year, a few lucky people were able to smoke a sample of the Hunters & Frankau Aniversario 225. Pictures have been posted via social media sites as Instagram and Twitter, with the general consensus that the cigar is going to live up to hype.

Long term aficionado and cigar forum contributor Ryan posted an image of the Ramon Allónes Hunters & Frankau Aniversario 225 that he received whilst at the Habanos Festival in Cuba:

Ramon Allones Hunters and Frankau Aniversario 225 - 2015 Great Britain Regional Edition

Ryan's verdict on the cigar: they're very nice. His tasting notes:

A very nice wrapper, colorado, smooth with no veins and a silky feel rare in modern Habanos cigars. Nice volatiles of sweet spice in the pre-light aroma. On cutting, about halfway down the shoulder, the draw is perfect. The cigar feels good in the hand with a nice weight for its size. Not underfilled. 1st third. Main impressions are of sweet caramel with a spice on the nose. Not the ammonia spice of a young cigar. Christmas spices. From the rounded finish and lack of harshness I would guess that this was not a freshly rolled cigar. The flavour progresses into something like creamy, toasted marshmallow. Very nice. 2nd third Less sweet now, spice on the nose with caramel back again, this time with more depth, a longer finish. Last third Quite strong now and the spiciness increases. Not harsh but strong. Overall Impression This is a very good cigar. Good to smoke now but has the strength, sweetness and finish already to age very well. This combination of sweetness and spice can age extraordinarily well. This could be a great cigar in 2-5 years. Patience could be rewarded, the longer you can wait.