The Baccarat Platinum is a classy, mild-bodied cigar. It is hand-rolled using the best long-filler Havana-seed tobacco and a Mexican binder that holds the filler firmly in place. The Connecticut-seed wrapper gives the cigar a very smooth texture and a delicate yet complex flavor. The Platinum is enhanced with a special sealing gum in the cigar cap that gives the smoker an extra hint of sweetness. This cigar is best when paired with a medium-bodied rum such as the Mount Grey Extra Old, and makes for a great mid-afternoon smoke.
Baccarat cigars hit American markets during the early 1870s, though the Platinum cigar was introduced only in 1978. Baccarat Platinum originated in Honduras in lengths of 4⅞ inches and with a ring gauge of 32. The cigar is priced at $50.25 for 20 cigars that are preserved in a wooden box that enhances the flavor and keeps them fresh.