For the first time since 2020, Scandanavian Tobacco Group and subsidiary General Cigar Co. have added a new regular production line to their Cohiba portfolio. The Cohiba Riviera, unveiled today, marks many firsts for the brand. Not only will the Riviera be the first box-pressed Cohiba ever released by the Denmark, Copenhagen based STG, but it will also be the only to have ever featured Mexican wrapper leaf. Riviera gets its name from an area of the Tuxtla valley in Mexico where the wrapper leaf is grown.
Sean Williams, Cohiba Brand Amabassador, describes the Riviera as “a bold yet balanced blend of the most exceptional tobaccos from Nicaragua with exclusively-grown tobaccos from Honduras. Medium-to-full bodied and adorned with a delectable wrapper from Mexico, Riviera is an elegant selection offering notes of dark chocolate and coffee bean with a hint of leather and subtle cream on the finish.”
Scheduled to ship out to shops next month, the complete blend – produced at STG Esteli – is listed as San Andres Tuxtla wrapper, Honduran Connecticut binder, and filler tobaccos from 4 different regions across Honduras and Nicaragua. The Honduran Jamastran and La Entrada filler tobaccos are proprietary to STG, and the Nicaraguan filler tobaccos were selected from Condega and Estelí. Launching in 20 count boxes, the 5 x 52 Robusto format will sell for a suggested $19.99, with the 6.5 x 52 Toro retailing for $21.99. The line’s third vitola, a 6 x 60 Perfecto, will debut in boxes of 10 cigars each, at an SRP of $23.99 per cigar.