After a few days of back and forth, the news of the next Italian Regional Edition has official significance.
It will be the Punch ManTua, with the vitola being a Laguito n. 2 (38 x 152mm – 6″). The size, currently used for the Montecristo Especial N. 2 and the Cohiba Especiales, was produced by many brands (Hoyo de Monterrey, Vegueros and the Cuban Davidoffs). It will be offered in a 50-count cabinet, 2400 in total. The price should be around € 600.-, that should be € 12.- per single cigar.
It is the third time that the Punch brand has been chosen for Italy, after the Superfinos (2005 and 2007) and Diadema Extra N. 2 (2009), now the ManTua.
The upward trend of highly sought after releases for Italy continues. Over the years, this country has been the recipient of obsolete or little used vitolas (just to name a few: diadema, corona gorda) and even brands no longer produced (La Escepcion). Also this time, although the brand is among the most used for the Regional Editions, the chosen size has a different band and a packaging that is great for aging. The collection value, will make it a highly sought after product by the aficionados scattered around the world.
The cigar is expected to be released in the spring, which means that the wait will be limited to a few more weeks.