Quesada Reserva Privada Oscuro cigarThe annual Procigar Festival is now underway, a gathering of the industries biggest and most innovative manufacturers hailing from the Dominican Republic. It is at this festival each year that many of these brands debut their new cigar releases for the year.

For Quesada Cigars, the brand will again focus on their exciting Reserva Privada line introduced in 2015. As the cigars were a massive success with media and consumers alike (selling out quickly upon arrival and going on to win multiple year-end awards in 2015), Quesada will now be treating fans to a darker wrapper variety over the same vintage blend that made the original an instant hit.

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Quesada Reserva Privada Oscuro, as the new cigar will be named, features a dark Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper in place of the original Connecticut shade-grown. The cigars have kept the binder/filler of the original—an ultra-premium selection of vintage tobaccos from Quesada’s prized ’97 crop year.



As with the original, the cigars not only include specially aged, 18-year-old fillers, but the final product is aged a full year after rolling.

While still complex and intensely avorful like the original Reserva Privada, the Oscuro possesses a heavier body, with spice and leather on the nish. It’s truly a superb smoke.Quesada Cigars

In addition to the 2 sizes planned for launch this spring, Quesada will also debut a smaller quantity of a special TAA size of Reserva Privada Oscuro (4¾”  x 52 Robusto). With the addition of this Robusto, two of the three cigars will match the original release sizes, only trading out the Toro Gordo for a thinner Double Corona.

Quesada Reserva Privada Oscuro Breakdown

  • Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
  • Binder: Dominican San Vincente (1997 Vintage)
  • Filler: Dominican San Vicente (1997 Vintage selected from Cosecha Pareja crops) | Pennsylvania Ligero
  • Factory: Quesada Cigars (Dominican Republic)
  • Production: Limited edition (1,400 boxes of 10 cigars | 750 boxes of TAA size)
  • Vitolas: 5⅝” x 54 Toro | 6″ x 46 Double Corona | 4¾” x 52 Robusto (TAA)
  • Price: $12.95 – $13.95