The Cavalier Genève Limited Edition 2020 is the third release in the LE line up of the brand. First released in 2018, the first two launches shared the same size (Robusto Gordo), although the shape was different. The 2018 was round, while the 2019 release was box-pressed.
Things were changed up for the 2020 release quite a bit. First, the cigar comes in a box-pressed Toro size, and secondly, this might be the biggest change of all, the cigar is made in the barber pole style. The barber pole style refers to how the wrappers, two, in fact, are applied, showcasing both types of tobacco that are usually of different shades.
Another small change is that the second band, with the Limited Edition 2020 lettering on it, is white this time and not gold how it was in the past years. The only thing all three releases have in common is that they come in 10-count boxes. This release is limited to a total of 1,000 boxes.
The barber pole style makes the cigar stand out and is a testament to the great craftsmanship that went into creating this cigar. The more visible wrapper is of a Maduro color and has a light amount of tooth to it but overall is quite smooth. Since there isn’t much of the second wrapper visible, the only thing of note is it’s Colorado shade.
- Country of Origin: Honduras
- Size: 54 x 152 mm (6″)
- Binder: N/A
- Price: $ 12 – € 12.8
Cavalier Genève Limited Edition 2020: the cold draw brings faint notes of earth and nuts to the palate. Once the foot of the cigar is toasted, it opens with light notes of earth, wood, and spices
Overall, the Cavalier Genève Limited Edition 2020 might start slow, but it is a cigar in a constant crescendo. It builds up third by third, constantly adding or changing something while managing to stay balanced and round throughout the entire smoking time. While it is not as complex and unique as the 2019 release (which placed second in our awards of 2019), it is definitely worth hunting down.