The Limitada 2020 is back for its annual release with “The Show” 5x52 Box Press Marblehead and the “PB5” 5.75x54 semi box press. Each vitola will release 1,000 20-count boxes half in dress boxes and half in Crux refill bricks.
The video titled 'Artisans' is a dive into cigar manufacturing through Crux Cigar's unique point of view. It artistically highlights the extensive process and how workers transform raw tobacco into finished cigars. Viewers are guided from seedlings to the humidor; while featuring the curing, sorting, rolling, and packaging processes.
Effective immediately, Sam will initially be covering the Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas territory. His role will include servicing existing retail partners and hosting events, as well as growing Crux’s presence throughout the territory.
The Crux Limitada Short Salomone has some good qualities within the opening third, but past that mark, the balance is thrown off and nuance declined. This is my least favorite of the line and will focus on the other vitolas over this one.
Since being released, it has been a staple in the Crux Cigars assortment and consistently rates high on industry blogs. It’s newly designed packaging features a yin-yang-styled bull and bear icon and a vibrant blue color.
Announced at the 2019 IPCPR Trade Show, the brand has undergone a complete refresh, including a new look and packaging design. The first phase will include the Epicure, Epicure Maduro and Guild blends in various sizes.
The cigar falls into the same one liner summary that I've used for most of the new cigars coming out of Tabacalera AJ Fernandez lately; great construction but the flavors are fairly average. I think the Crux Epicure Maduro Toro would appeal to cigar smokers who typically reach for the more mass market style of Maduro cigars.
Whenever I read Crux using their signature Nicaraguan Engañoso wrapper leaf, I know I'm in for a treat based off how much I enjoyed the original PB5 and IPCPR Limitadas. For the Redline version, I felt as if the cigar was more spice forward (red pepper spice and cedar) and didn't have as well melded of a formula as the OG PB5 and IPCPR Limitadas. But overall, it is still a good cigar and worth checking out.
The interplay of red pepper spice, nuts, buttered toast and baking spices at various parts of the cigar was enjoyed quite a bit. However, the dryness that took over within the final third was the only miss. Even saying this, I prefer the Crux Epicure Short Salomone over the Robusto because the build ups and transitions are worth it over the dryness.
Announced at the 2018 IPCPR Trade Show, the Gunner is the second quarter extension of the popular Limitada line from Crux Cigars in 2019, following the Redline earlier this year. The Gunner is a 5.375 x 46 Corona Gorda finished with a Cuban box press.