6 1/2 x 52 Toro
Burns even on-down and stays cool to the nub.
Draw is an even med.+ tension.
No soft/hard spots.
Seams, shoulder, and cap all hold well.
- Red pepper, dusty
- Oak, charred
- Baking chocolate
- Coffee beans
Balanced but flatly-so.
Rich, but dryly-so.
Nicely 'nuff rounded.
Rather light of weight.
Finish drops off the table hurriedly.
Retro-hale offers a nice soft red pepper note.
FINAL GRADE: B+
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59
BINDER: Nicaraguan Habano
ORIGIN: Tabacalera A.J. Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua
I wrote: AJ Fernandez Adds Puro Epecial to New World Line - Cigar News.
Whom-so-ever persons the helm at the AJ site wrote:"Medium bodied, perfectly balanced, with notes of nuts and a sweet finish, AJ and his father Ismael have yet again redefined the classic taste of a Nicaraguan Puro! This incredible blend has been in the works for a few years and AJ has used the best tobacco from his various select farms in Esteli, Nicaragua. Aged to perfection!"
& Here, put this in yer ear:
"Cigar of the Year" Kaplowitz Radio: October 1, 2017