While this Crux Limitada The Show 2020 doesn't live up to the 2016 release, it's still a serviceable cigar. I'm not sure I'd come back to this one all that often, but might on occasion. I look forward to future iterations of this blend.
The Crux Epicure Maduro Corona Gorda was a good offering of the Epicure Maduro blend in a vitola that seems to shine. The first third was the most complex, and the second third delivered enough flavor balance to maintain interest. The complexity fell off in the last third but was still pleasant.
Crux Cigars and Privada Cigar Club connect again to introduce a new Epicure Vitola. Privada Cigar Club was the first to introduce the 6x54 Short Salomone in the beginning of 2019. The 6.5x44 Lonsdale is a favorite size of PCC founder Brian Desind.
Crux Epicure adds a Gordo 6 x 60 to the line. A nutty, peppery, creamy blend that has a smooth and clean finish. The Gordo will carry an MSRP of $12.50. The Epicure line has been on the market since 2017 and features an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper with Nicaraguan binder and fillers. The line is produced by Plasencia at La Catedral del Tobaco in Estelí, Nicaragua.
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.