The French Puro “Hedon” has arrived.
A Puro – the filler, binder and wrapper all from Pau in the South West of France,
originally part of the Kingdom of Navarre.
"The tobacco used for Hedon cigars is cultivated in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department, between the Gaves and Adour region: situated at 43° N latitude, the area has ideal rates of rainfall, humidity, and temperature for the optimal growth of tobacco plants. Here, a single variety of tobacco, perfectly adapted to the soil and climate, is grown and destined both for the filler, binder and wrapper of Hedon cigars, allowing superior colour uniformity and an appearance that are absolutely incomparable and stand out from all others, with unique organoleptic (sense organs) characteristics.
The leaves are selected and processed by Hedon’s skilled artisans, who roll each cigar by hand with the utmost care, according to traditional techniques and using only whole leaves. At the end of the manufacturing process, every cigar is draw tested to guarantee maximum quality."
Hedon cigars first started in 1999 with Cuban seeds planted in the area and tended to by Cuban farm workers.
This first attempt failed but the second attempt uses a seed specially adapted to the terroir and has been very successful.
The new Hedon brand was launched in 2016 with the intent of being a small-scale, high quality cigar with the unique French taste, aroma and flair.
Visit the Hedon website to find out more.
The first cigar imported into South Africa was the “Eclatant’ Short – Petit Robusto (105mm x Ring50)
Customer feedback has been excellent – only superlatives.
And now the “Savant” Grand Robusto has arrived – 150mm x Ring52.
Your opportunity to try a puro cigar that is rare, exceptional, utterly French.
Petit Robusto 105mm x Ring 50 R3950.00 box of 10 (R400.00 each)
At the first draw, the strength of the French terroir is outlined with aromas of blackcurrant and chestnuts, freshened by a touch of mint. An expression of French finesse.
124mm x Ring 50
Created for a smooth savouring taste, which, still unlit, emits notes of gingerbread, lilac and dry tea leaves.
Outstanding first draws are bold, then softened by notes of cocoa and liquorice, as well as spicy aromas of wet earth and roasted coffee beans.
Grand Robusto 150mm x Ring 52 R5450.00 box of 10 (R575.00 each)
The strongest cigar in the Hedon range, with a light aromatic aftertaste that comes from our specific French terroir.
“A cigar is never just a cigar, it is the pleasure of a moment that is just our own. It is a journey that started long ago and reached the mild south-west of France. Here, in the region of Navarre, Hedon cigars are carefully hand-made, in the middle of a green and generous land, where tobacco cultivation takes place, giving life to a masterpiece of craftsmanship and savoir-faire. What really makes each Hedon cigar different from any other is a unique know-how developed through a combination of technology, traditional knowledge and agricultural innovation, which over the years has resulted in high quality wrappers, binders and fillers that are able to release all their complex aromas. Three hundred separate operations are carried out to create a French “puro”. Every phase of the whole production process is important, from planting to rolling, as the smallest detail affects the final taste: given the soil and climate, a daily effort is needed to guarantee an excellent product for consumers.”
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