Rafael González Perlas, Cuban Cigar Information

Although released circa October 2011, the Rafael González Perlas have only been available so far in Spain. Currently the Perlas retails for around €2.50 a Cigar. No doubt the price point is very popular with smokers as the word is that they have been selling well.

Rafael Gonzalez Perlas

I was in fact surprised when Habanos SA decided to release the Perlas as part of the Rafael González brand, as the line had took a beating in the last ten years, with the Lonsdale, Corona Extras & Panatelas being discontinued.

Rafael González

Rafael González

Country: Cuba
Strength: Light to Medium
Cigar Name: Perlas
Size: Tres Petit Corona
Factory Vitola: Perlas
Ring Gauge: 40
Length (mm): 102mm

Status: Currently Available.
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 25
Launch Year: 2011
Notes: First released in Spain, October 2011.
Packaging Type: Cardboard Packs of 5
Launch Year: 2013
Notes: To my knowledge, the first region to offer cardboard five packs of the Rafael Gonzalez Perlas for sale was the United Kingdom, in the last week of January 2013.
Information last updated on Tuesday, 9th December 2014.
A cardboard five pack of Rafael González Perlas A box of Rafael González Perlas A box of Rafael González Perlas Smoking a Rafael González Perlas shortly before the start of the 2013 Carmarthen Beer Festival.

Additional Information

Steve's Opinions

Since it's release, the Rafael González Perlas has only seen positive reviews amongst all the major online Cigar blogs and forums. It's not easy for a new release. Most new releases are plagued with the fact that they don't have enough sufficient ageing time, and therefore people are disappointed to the fact that they come across as harsh, flat and uninteresting. However, the Perlas came out of the starting blocks like a whippet. The Cigar was praised for it's honest flavour profile, it's quality of construction and price point. True to it's brand, the Perlas had all the hallmarks of a classic Rafael González, tea, hints of espresso, wood and burnt tobacco.

One of the most desirable aspects of the Perlas is it's price point. The Perlas fills the medium price range when it comes short smokes. On mainland Europe, you can pick up a single Perlas for around three euros each. A bargain.

Stephen Griffiths' Reviews

Date of Review Rating
This short, thirty minute Cigar was as inviting as they come. Dark and tasty, the Rafael González Perlas is a welcome addition to anyone's humidor. Rafael González Perlas Final Score:
3.5 out of 5
3.5 out of 5

Reviews from the Internet

Nino's Flying Cigar

Back in June 2012, Nino managed to snag a box of Rafael González Perlas in the Mediterranean island of Mallorca. Read his tasting notes regarding the Rafael González Perlas.

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