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Hoyo La Amistad Silver by AJ Fernandez - Cigar Review

When life gets ya down, start a new one. Or at least a new something. Gentlepersons, please support me in my Instagram modeling career. Follow me HERE. I gotta say, I have just the best feeling about this. No bikini shots yet, as just to-day my personal first-day of winter happened. I had to wear fingerless gloves. There's something about warm palms that make finger-tips extra cold. Twixt 'em froze phalanges I stuck a Hoyo La Amistad Silver.

This is the second Hoyo courtesy'a AJ Fernandez. 'Twas released at this year's IPCPR trade-show (see my write-up of that below in the "MORE:" section. AJF is uber-prolific, soitenly -- but sticks bearing his name seem to me to be a tick-above the ghost-written offerings.

Lettuce see...

Combustion/construction of this Hoyo La Amistad are each flawless but for, OK, a flaw... draw is a tick-tight on the onset, settles to medium+ tension. Flavors begin and end medium-full, balanced on a tight-rope spanning two skyscrapers. Pepper-spice has a salted sour astringent/acidic attachment. Backbone bitters-some, but don't quite bite. Lettuce say medium-bodied -- a talc consistency. Rich, thinly. Sharply at times, even throaty. Strength registers medium-full in the head, with light upper-lip schvitz.
  • Pepper (black, ancho*)
  • Wood (oak/cedar)
  • Chocolate (dark, waxy)
  • Baking Spice
  • Coffee (black)
  • Wine (red)
  • Leather (stiffly) (pleather?)
  • Salt
  • Dirt (top-soil)
WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Habano
BINDER: Nicaraguan Habano
FILLER: Nicaraguan Habano

STRENGTH: Medium-Full
FORMAT: Robusto
ORIGIN: Tabacalera AJ Fernandez, Nicaraguan
BLENDER: AJ Fernandez

A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

AJ Fernandez Blended Hoyo La Amistad Silver Intros at IPCPR - Cigar News

*"Ancho: The most commonly used dried chile in Mexico, the Ancho Chile, is actually a dried Poblano pepper. Ancho peppers are a deep, reddish brown to black in color and the texture is wrinkled. They have a mild fruity flavor with undertones of plum, raisin, tobacco and a slight earthy bitterness." - Spices Inc.

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