4 Gold Leaf Cigars Every Collector Must Try

by Juan Panesso
a man makes a gold leaf cigar


For cigar enthusiasts and collectors looking to indulge in the ultimate luxury smoking experience, gold leaf cigars offer a unique and visually stunning option. These cigars are adorned with actual gold leaf, creating a shimmering and opulent appearance. 

In the world of luxury and refinement, where the worlds of exquisite craftsmanship and fine tobacco converge, gold leaf cigars reign supreme. These brilliant creations represent the epitome of elegance and extravagance, capturing the imagination of discerning cigar collectors worldwide. With their shimmering brilliance, gold leaf cigars transform the act of smoking into a truly enchanting experience.

At the heart of these amazing cigars lies the meticulous artistry of applying genuine gold leaf to the wrapper. The process begins with selecting the finest tobacco leaves for the filler and binder, sourced from regions renowned for their exceptional quality. Skilled artisans then hand-roll these carefully chosen leaves into the desired shape and size, setting the stage for the mesmerizing transformation that is to follow.

The creation of gold leaf is an ancient technique that demands precision and finesse. Pure gold is meticulously hammered into ultra-thin sheets, achieving remarkable thinness of just a few microns. These delicate sheets of gold are then delicately applied to the cigar wrapper, layer by layer, by master craftsmen who have honed their skills over generations. With steady hands and attention to detail, they ensure that the gold leaf adheres seamlessly, creating a luminous and ethereal effect.

The application of gold leaf to a cigar wrapper is a labor-intensive process that requires patience and expertise. Each individual sheet is carefully placed onto the wrapper, taking great care to avoid tearing or damaging the delicate gold leaf. The result is a harmonious marriage of premium tobacco and radiant gold, a harmonious blend of natural beauty and opulent splendor.

Gold leaf cigars transcend the sphere of mere smoking and enter that of pure indulgence. The sheer elegance and magnificence of these cigars evoke a sense of grandeur and refinement that is unmatched. As the soft glow of the gold leaf catches the light, it creates a breathtaking spectacle.

Beyond their appearance, the combination of carefully selected tobacco leaves, expertly rolled and adorned with gold, creates a symphony of flavors and aromas that dance upon the palate. Each draw delivers a blissful balance of richness, complexity, and refinement. With every puff, time slows down, even as every moment is savored in the lap of opulence.

In this article, we explore four gold leaf cigars that every collector must try, taking you on a journey of extravagance, craftsmanship, and unparalleled taste.

Daniel Marshall DM2 Gold Torpedo: 

The Daniel Marshall DM2 Gold Torpedo is a true masterpiece that exudes elegance and exclusivity. Each cigar is wrapped with up to 25 individual 24 karat gold leaves, sourced from Italy's top gold supplier. This cigar is a favorite among celebrities and cigar connoisseurs who appreciate its extraordinary presentation and special smoking experience. The DM2 Gold Torpedo features a Nicaraguan-grown Habano wrapper aged for at least 5 years, enveloping a blend of premium Nicaraguan long-fillers from Jalapa. The result is a medium to full-bodied smoke with notes of spice and cedar, complemented by the captivating allure of the gold leaf wrapper.

DeLafée 24K Gold Cigar: 

The DeLafée 24K Gold Cigar seamlessly blends the timeless beauty of gold with the refined pleasure of cigar smoking. Each hand-rolled cigar is Parejo shaped, featuring a classic appearance embellished with carefully applied 24-karat gold leaf. Made in Switzerland, this cigar is a true showstopper and comes presented in an engraved stainless-steel tube and a wooden gift box. The DeLafée 24K Gold Cigar is an exquisite choice for collectors seeking a visually captivating and luxurious smoking experience.

Royal Courtesan by Gurkha Cigars:

 The Royal Courtesan by Gurkha Cigars redefines opulence with its exceptional blend and lavish presentation. Priced at a staggering $1.36 million per stick, this cigar is a true symbol of luxury. The Royal Courtesan is filled with rare Himalayan tobacco that has been watered exclusively with Fiji water, ensuring a unique and refined flavor profile. Each cigar is wrapped in gold leaf and adorned with a diamond-studded band, totaling up to five carats. The infusion of Remy Martin's Black Pearl Louis XIII further enhances the indulgence. This extraordinary cigar is a statement piece that epitomizes wealth and extravagance.

Sua Altezza Sinful Outrage of Monte Carlo:

The Sua Altezza Sinful Outrage of Monte Carlo is a cigar that epitomizes wealth, success, class, and luxury. This Gran Robusto cigar measures 7" (175mm) x 55 and is presented with an exotic leather ring in a glossy black chest. The wrapper is made of Habano Ecuador, while the binder features tobacco from Peru. The fillers are a combination of tobacco from the Dominican Republic, Peru, and Nicaragua. Handcrafted in Costa Rica, each cigar is a reflection of the meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail. The Sua Altezza Sinful Outrage of Monte Carlo is not just a cigar; it is a luxury statement. Its unique blend offers a rich and complex flavor profile, tantalizing the palate with notes of coffee, chocolate, cinnamon, and a hint of citrus. The draw is powerful, energetic, and abundant, ensuring a satisfying smoking experience. The smoke is constant, accompanied by medium-intensity aromas and toasted nuances that add an earthy quality to the cigar. To enhance its appeal further, the Sua Altezza Sinful Outrage of Monte Carlo is wrapped in gold leaf, delivering a touch of extravagance and opulence.

Gold leaf cigars offer a unique and extravagant smoking experience that goes beyond the traditional pleasure of enjoying a fine cigar. From the shimmering beauty of the gold leaf wrapper to the exquisite blends and attention to detail, these cigars are a must-try for collectors seeking the ultimate indulgence in the world of cigars. Immerse yourself in the world of gold leaf cigars and elevate your smoking experience to new heights of luxury and sophistication.