Alfonso Gran Selección, which the company is explicitly describing as a sequel to the Alfonso Extra Añejo.
Blend-wise, the Gran Selección uses an Ecuadorian habano wrapper over a Peruvian binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. These should be a darker flavor profile compared to the Extra Añejo.
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For 2023 and 2024, production will be limited to 200 boxes of 25 cigars per size per year. Selected Tobacco S.A. increased the production numbers for future years, but those cigars are still aging.
“Our experimentation with French Oak aging has lead to amazing cigars ” said Nelson Alfonso, owner of Selected Tobacco, in a press release when the cigars were announced. “The Alfonso Gran Selección is the next great example of our dedication to patience and exploration