The La Vérité line was first introduced in 2008 as a way to buy futures much like the wine industry. This unique project by Pete Johnson uses only a single crop of tobacco from Don Pepin Garcia’s La Estrella farm. The La Vérité Churchill and L'Esprit de Vérité Robusto were produced in small batches in only two sizes. The emphasis on this blend is to showcase the seed varietal and soil where they were grown, much like a single vineyard wine grown in a specific region. The La Vérité 2009 crop from the La Estrella farm in Nicaragua consisted of Habano Criollo, Criollo 98 and Pelo de Oro. All three of these seed varietals were used in the 2009 but in different ratios for each of the sizes, the 2009 La Vérité Churchill’s are comprised of 50% Habano Criollo, 35% Criollo 98 and 15% Pelo de Oro, while 2009 L'Esprit de Vérité Robusto’s are comprised of 55% Habano Criollo, 35% Criollo 98 and 10% Pelo de Oro. The result, The La Vérité Churchill is the flagship of the project because it’s a bit more full bodied than the Robusto making it the premier label. The L'Esprit de Vérité Robusto however is like a second label known in the wine industry, made from the same source tobacco but blended a little lighter to be enjoyed earlier for those who don’t want to wait. But if have the patience you will be rewarded, as The La Vérité Churchill will continue to develop and improve much like a fine bottle of wine. This allows the consumer to choose to “drink now” or “hold” and appreciate the intense flavor that will develop as the full bodied blend will mellow in strength but deliver intense flavor. Please note that both sizes have been aged for a year or more and are ready to smoke now. These are in limited supply and prices will increase as they are being released in tier dates which means the earlier you purchase the better the price, so take advantage of this pre-release futures sale prices, expected ship date is in late June early July, if you plan on ordering please order these futures as a separate order.
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