Made in Nicaragua, Gispert Intenso consists of a dark, Connecticut broadleaf wrapper, Nicaraguan binder and hearty Nicaraguan and Dominican filler tobacco.
The bold packaging design is indicative of the cigars within—dark and alluring with large typeface fonts and eye-catching accents.
Gispert Intenso comes in three sizes: Corona, at 5 inches by 44 ring gauge; Toro, 6 by 50; and Belicoso, 6 1/8 by 52.
The new full-bodied Gispert Intenso goes in the opposite direction and is another recent example of Altadis's willingness to partner with other cigarmakers for novel interpretations of its heritage brands.
Gispert was originally an old Cuban brand created before the Revolution. After Fidel Castro seized power and nationalized the cigar industry, Cuban Gisperts were slowly phased out of production over the following decades and are no longer made.