Rafael Gonzalez Perla Cigars – Pack of 5
The Rafael Gonzalez Perla is a welcome new addition to the array of small format, light flavoured Havanas. Well made with a distinctive aperitif taste. These cigars contain a light tasting blend of filler and binder leaves from the Vuelta Abajo zone.
- Size : Perla (4″ x 40)
- Strength : Light
- Wrapper : Corojo
- Origin : Cuba
When smoking a Rafael Gonzalez, one can expect a powerful cigar full of intensity. Controversially, the taste is somewhat mild with only a little spice as well as some other delicate flavours.
Here is a success story from the roaring 20s. Dating from approximately 1928, Rafael Gonzalez was initially developed as La Flor de Marquez, with trademark registration in 1936 by the Sociedad El Rey del Mundo. Trademark records show that the current name dates from 1945. Considered medium in body, this brand is also reputed to have introduced the Lonsdale size, named in honour of Hugh Cecil Lowther, the Fifth Earl of Lonsdale – the famous English sporting Earl and cigar aficionado of that period.
On its lid label each box carries a curious inscription written in English to the effect that the cigars should be smoked within one month of the date of shipment from Havana or otherwise they should be carefully matured for about one year.