Coming back from a nice summer vacation I brought a little something with me, the Rafael Gonzales Petit Piramides ER Alemanina 2013.
Now I know that I have written that I am not a fan of figurados and that I have stopped buying Edicion Regionales because the sheer amount of Regionales has overwhelmed me and kind of killed my interest and such my acquisitiveness. So why did I buy this box? There are three easy reasons for this. Number one reason is the comparably low price (it is difficult to go wrong here), number two is the fact that it is a 10count box (not much harm done if I discover that the cigars are not to my liking) but reason number three is the most important and that is the fact that it simply is a nice vacation souvenir from Germany. And we all do buy cigars for vacation souvenir’s, don’t we? 🙂
Staying a little more on the existence of the ten count boxes I believe that a few years back Habanos S.A. announced that they would enforce more cigars to come in ten count boxes. This is a relatively new phenomenon as decades ago not many cigars came in such small units. And while I dearly miss many of the 50 count cabinets and still think of them as the king of packaging I applaud to the 10 count boxes as sometimes you simply do not want to dine in a top Gault-Millau restaurant and just want to have a little snack. 🙂
This release in particular has another interesting aspect to it. It is the first Edicion Regionales for Rafael Gonzales. A marca that is often overlooked and better known for its machine made and well priced “petits”. I feel that Rafael Gonzales represent honest tobacco taste and the cigars, especially the small formats, are often surprisingly interesting smokes that are very satisfying to my palate. So I am looking forward to try a Petit Piramides in a few years. 🙂