Balmoral Anejo XO
The Añejo XO is the latest Añejo line in the highly rated Balmoral portfolio. The Añejo uses aged Brazilian Arapiraca sun grown wrappers, olor binders from the Dominican Republic and fillers from Brazil, the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. The cigars are aged a minimum of six months after being rolled.
In 2014 Balmoral introduced their flagship cigar Añejo 18, which was an impressive success globally. The cigar was rated with 93 points by Cigar Journal, collected 5 cigar rings in the French magazine L’Amateur de Cigare (Cigarscope) and claimed a 12th position in the Cigar Journal top 25 of best cigars from the Dominican Republic. The rare 18-year old Arapiraca wrapper is very limited. To continue the success of Añejo, which in Spanish means "aged," Balmoral now introduces its successor, the Balmoral Añejo XO.
Boris Wintermans, 4th generation in the family business and CEO of Royal Agio Cigars which makes the Balmoral, stated that: “In my quest for the perfect Añejo blend, I have had the privilege to be able to work with the finest and most exquisite tobaccos in the world. The most recent creation to come out of this journey was, of course, the Añejo 18, crowned with an 18 year old Brazilian ‘Sungrown’ Arapiraca wrapper, and made by hand at our own factory in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic. After careful selection and tastings, I dare say that I have succeeded in finding a truly worthy successor: the Balmoral Añejo XO.”
Only this Balmoral Añejo XO can compete with the Añejo 18, according to Royal Agio Cigars. All tobaccos used have been thoroughly aged and create a sophisticated and complex aroma that is said to be beyond compare. Medium to full bodied, Royal Agio Cigars describes the Añejo XO’s taste as an explosion of aroma’s and complexity, with notes of cedar wood, spices, cacao and an underlying sweetness. Wintermans is convinced that the XO rivals the Añejo 18’s taste for complexity and subtlety and even ads a bit of extra sweetness and creaminess.