The Cohiba Sublimes Extra is the vitola chosen by Habanos SA for its Colección Habanos, also known as the Habanos Books. Dedicated to Cohiba, Habanos’ most exclusive and well known brand, each stick measuring 54 gauge by 7.2”.
The leaves used for this Cohiba Edition are the “cream of the crop” and come from the San Juan y Martinez and San Luis zones of the Vuelta Abajo region. As with all Cohiba cigars, the filler leaves, seco and ligero, undergo a third fermentation in barrels, which adds smoothness to the blend.
Only 1000 numbered humidors have been brought out to the market. I saw a box – each box contains 20 cigars – at Havana Club, One World Hotel, PJ, retailing for 15,000 Malaysian Ringgits.