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Rafael González

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Brand Notes

Status
Rafael Gonzalez is a current pre-revolution brand, introduced in circa 1928. Production ceased in the early 1960s but recommenced in 1965.
It is classified by Habanos SA as a local brand, and has a minor market share.

Generally
The range comprises mild strength cigars using tobacco from the premium Vuelta Abajo region.

Releases
Current production consists of three handmade cigars (one being a short-filler handmade).
Rafael Gonzalez cigars were included in the 1999 release of the Siglo XXI Humidor.

History
Around c1985 Joseph Samuel & Sons of the UK reparked several cigars and sold them as Vitolas: B, C, E, G, & H.

Full Band Gallery
Standard Production Packaging

Typical Rafael González packaging
Cigarritos
SBN50 - late 1980s
Typical Rafael González packaging
Coronas Chicas
B50 - early 1970s
Typical Rafael González packaging
Coronas Lonsdales
B25 - early 1970s
Typical Rafael González packaging
Slenderellas
B50 - early 1970s
Typical Rafael González packaging
Vitola C
B25 (Corona Extras)
Current Production Cigars
Panetelas Extra
Vegueritos
Ring gaugerg36 x LengthC45127 (5.0")
Short Panetela
Cigars:
Handmade, short filler tobacco.
Bands:
Standard band A, B.
Packaging:
Dress Box of 25 cigars
Status:
A pre-1960 release. 1960-01-01Current.
History:
Until c2002 was a machine-made Vegueritos Mano (37 x 127) vitola.
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Petit Coronas
Marevas
Ring gaugerg42 x LengthC45129 (5.1")
Petit Corona
Cigars:
Handmade.
Bands:
Standard band A.
Packaging:
Dress Box of 25 cigars
Status:
A pre-1960 release. 1960-01-01Current.
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Perlas
Perlas
Ring gaugerg40 x LengthC45102 (4.0")
Petit Corona
Cigars:
Handmade.
Bands:
Standard band A.
Packaging:
Dress Box of 25 cigars
Cardboard Pack of 5 cigars (discontinued 2017).
Status:
A 2012 release. 2012-01-01Current.
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Discontinued Production Cigars
Cigarritos
Laguito No.3
Ring gaugerg26 x LengthC45115 (4.5")
Small Panetela
Cigars:
Handmade.
Bands:
Standard band A.
Packaging:
Semi Boite Nature Box of 50 cigars
Status:
A pre-1960 release. 1960-01-01Discontinued 2010.
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Conicales
Pirámides
Ring gaugerg52 x LengthC45156 (6.1")
Pyramid
Cigars:
Handmade.
Bands:
Standard band A.
Packaging:
Dress Box of 25 cigars
Status:
A pre-1960 release. 1960-01-01Discontinued 1970s.
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Coronas Chicas
Marevas
Ring gaugerg42 x LengthC45129 (5.1")
Petit Corona
Cigars:
Handmade.
Bands:
Standard band A.
Packaging:
Dress Box of 25 cigars
Status:
A pre-1960 release. 1960-01-01Discontinued 1970s.
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Coronas Extra
Coronas Gordas
Ring gaugerg46 x LengthC45143 (5.6")
Grand Corona
Cigars:
Handmade.
Bands:
Standard band A.
Packaging:
Dress Box of 25 cigars
Status:
A pre-1960 release. 1960-01-01Discontinued 2010.
History:
Before the 1970s, the size was reportedly 48 x 140.
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Coronas Lonsdales
Unknown
Ring gaugerg44 x LengthC45127 (5.0")
Petit Corona
Cigars:
Handmade.
Bands:
Standard band A.
Packaging:
Dress Box of 25 cigars
Status:
A pre-1960 release. 1960-01-01Discontinued 1970s.
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Demi Tasse
Entreactos
Ring gaugerg30 x LengthC45100 (3.9")
Small Panetela
Cigars:
Handmade.
Bands:
Standard band A.
Packaging:
Dress Box of 25 cigars
Status:
A pre-1960 release. 1960-01-01Discontinued 1996.
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Lonsdales
Cervantes
Ring gaugerg42 x LengthC45165 (6.5")
Lonsdale
Cigars:
Handmade.
Bands:
Standard band A.
Packaging:
Dress Box of 25 cigars
Status:
A pre-1960 release. 1960-01-01Discontinued 2006.
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Panetelas
Panetelas
Ring gaugerg34 x LengthC45117 (4.6")
Small Panetela
Cigars:
Handmade.
Bands:
Standard band A.
Packaging:
Dress Box of 25 cigars
Status:
A pre-1960 release. 1960-01-01Discontinued 2006.
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Petit Lonsdales
Marevas
Ring gaugerg42 x LengthC45129 (5.1")
Petit Corona
Cigars:
Handmade.
Bands:
Standard band A.
Packaging:
Dress Box of 25 cigars
Status:
A pre-1960 release. 1960-01-01Discontinued 1980s.
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Slenderellas
Panetelas Largas
Ring gaugerg28 x LengthC45175 (6.9")
Slim Panetela
Cigars:
Handmade.
Bands:
Standard band A.
Packaging:
Dress Box of 25 cigars (discontinued 2006).
Dress Box of 50 cigars (discontinued pre-2003).
Status:
A pre-1960 release. 1960-01-01Discontinued 2006.
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Très Petit Lonsdales
Franciscanos
Ring gaugerg40 x LengthC45116 (4.6")
Petit Corona
Cigars:
Handmade.
Bands:
Standard band A.
Packaging:
Dress Box of 25 cigars
Status:
A pre-1960 release. 1960-01-01Discontinued 2002.
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Special Release Cigars
Siglo XXI Millennium Humidor Siglo XXI Millennium Humidor
Cigarritos (10)
Laguito No.3
Ring gaugerg26 x LengthC45115 (4.5")
Small Panetela
Conicales (10)
Pirámides
Ring gaugerg52 x LengthC45156 (6.1")
Pyramid
Coronas Extra (10)
Coronas Gordas
Ring gaugerg46 x LengthC45143 (5.6")
Grand Corona
Coronas Lonsdales (10)
Unknown
Ring gaugerg44 x LengthC45127 (5.0")
Petit Corona
Lonsdales (10)
Cervantes
Ring gaugerg42 x LengthC45165 (6.5")
Lonsdale
Panetelas (10)
Panetelas
Ring gaugerg34 x LengthC45117 (4.6")
Small Panetela
Panetelas Extra (10)
Vegueritos Mano
Ring gaugerg37 x LengthC45127 (5.0")
Short Panetela
Petit Coronas (10)
Marevas
Ring gaugerg42 x LengthC45129 (5.1")
Petit Corona
Slenderellas (10)
Panetelas Largas
Ring gaugerg28 x LengthC45175 (6.9")
Slim Panetela
Très Petit Lonsdales (10)
Franciscanos
Ring gaugerg40 x LengthC45116 (4.6")
Petit Corona
Rafael González Cigarritos Cigarritos - a current production size Rafael González Conicales Conicales - a discontinued production size Rafael González Coronas Extra Coronas Extra - a current production size Rafael González Coronas Lonsdales Coronas Lonsdales - a discontinued production size Rafael González Lonsdales Lonsdales - a current production size Rafael González Panetelas Panetelas - a current production size Rafael González Panetelas Extra Panetelas Extra - a current production size Rafael González Petit Coronas Petit Coronas - a current production size Rafael González Slenderellas Slenderellas - a current production size Rafael González Très Petit Lonsdales Très Petit Lonsdales - a current production size Rafael González Très Petit Lonsdales Conicales
Cigars:
Handmade & machine-made.
Bands:
Standard bands.
Packaging:
Numbered Special Humidor of 2000 cigars comprising 20 brands (21 made).
Status:
A 1999 release. 1999-01-01
History:
Free-standing electronic (temperature & humidity controlled) humidor made to commemorate the Millennium. It contains 20 brands and 2,000 cigars.
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Edición Regional Alemania Regional Edition Series
Petit Piramides
Petit Pirámides
Ring gaugerg50 x LengthC45127 (5.0")
Petit Pyramid
Rafael González Petit Piramides Petit Piramides - a new special release size
Cigars:
Handmade.
Bands:
Standard band B, with Regional Edition band for Germany (Alemania).
Packaging:
Numbered Dress Box of 10 cigars (6,000 made).
Status:
A 2013 release. 2013-01-01
History:
Released early 2014.
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Edición Regional Asia Pacifico Regional Edition Series
88
Británicas Extra
Ring gaugerg48 x LengthC45137 (5.4")
Perfecto
Rafael González 88 Británicas Extra - a new special release size.
Cigars:
Handmade.
Bands:
Standard band B, with Region Edition band for Asia Pacific (Asia Pacifico).
Packaging:
Numbered Dress Box of 10 cigars (8,888 made).
Status:
A 2016 release. 2016-01-01Not yet available. Expected mid-2017.
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