Gran Habano Gran Reserva #3 2009 represents the second release in Gran Habano's Vintage Gran Reserva series. Comprised of the same blend as the 2008 release, this edition is just one year younger. But in this case, that adds something nice. There's still nearly 9 years of total aging since harvest and 4 years of post-roll aging, but that extra year of youth adds a touch more body and some welcomed extra pop.
Utilizing an 8-year-old Habano wrapper and 7-year-old binder from Gran Habano's family's farm in Nicaragua plus a blend of 7 and 8-year-aged long-fillers from Colombia and Nicaragua, Gran Reserva 2009 delivers a bold yet polished experience. Additionally, the cigars we're rolled back in 2009, adding an additional 4 years of age to the already vintage tobaccos. Time does indeed work magic, as this combination presents a highly-flavorful profile that's rich, notably smooth, and layered with notes of nuts, earth, spices, cedar, and a touch of honey on the finish. Impressive to say the least, this one was no doubt worth the wait.
Due to the vintage nature of this cigar, supplies are extremely limited. Only 1,200 boxes were made in each size and once they're gone, they're gone forever.