Tra­di­tion with a twist

VIR­TUOZ­ITY PART­NERS WITH MMI AND TOR­RES TO OF­FER CLUB LIM­I­TADA MEM­BERS A DIG­I­TAL TOUR OF THE FAMED WINE­MAKER’S VINE­YARDS

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VIR­TUOZ­ITY’S CLUB LIM­I­TADA RE­CENTLY de­scended on Ma­rina So­cial, at the In­ter­con­ti­nen­tal Ho­tel Dubai Ma­rina, to ex­pe­ri­ence an evening of clas­sic wine and brandy tast­ing—along with some fab­u­lous cigars, of course. The wines and brandy were sup­plied by MMI and Tor­res, the lat­ter of which guided guests through a deep tra­di­tion of mak­ing fab­u­lous wines and brandy, but did so with a beau­ti­fully mod­ern touch.

A Tor­res rep­re­sen­ta­tive was present at the event, with a pair of vir­tual re­al­ity gog­gles. Through them, guests could take a guided flight tour over­look­ing the var­i­ous winer­ies owned by the brand, learn­ing about the tra­di­tion of grow­ing grapes and un­der­stand­ing how dif­fer­ent weather con­di­tions af­fect dif­fer­ent vin­tages.

And for the cigars, Club Lim­i­tada lined up two spe­cial num­bers—the Hoyo de Mon­ter­rey Petit Ro­busto and the Dou­ble Coronas from the same brand. a highly cel­e­brated cigar—and with good rea­son. Packed full of flavour but short enough to of­fer a sen­si­ble smok­ing time, it’s per­fect for af­ter din­ner or lunch. In­deed, it’s suit­able for just about any oc­ca­sion.

The Petit Ro­busto is con­structed beau­ti­fully, with a rus­tic brown wrap­per that wears its im­per­fec­tions proudly. There are a few veins, but they’re smoothed out pro­fes­sion­ally, giv­ing the im­pres­sion that they’re meant to be there. And, nat­u­rally, the thick­ring-gauge stick is packed ex­tremely solidly, mak­ing it a hefty, sat­is­fy­ing thing to hold.

The first third starts with a typ­i­cal flavour pro­file of cedar and leather, but the cigar blasts you pretty quickly with pep­per notes, cre­at­ing a spicy and tingly pro­file. Things set­tle down as you make your way through the first third, with the pep­per giv­ing way a lit­tle to co­coa and bit­ter choco­late. If you’ve ever had an ar­ti­san chili-choco­late bar, you’ll know that the notes go beau­ti­fully to­gether, and as you make your way into the sec­ond third, things are livened up with the ad­di­tion of nut­meg and al­monds.

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