Cigar Review: Aganorsa Leaf Signature Selection

Tonight we have a cigar review! It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these so I figured it was about time I get back with it. Tonight’s selection is a great one so let’s get to it!

This offering from Casa Fernandez cigars features a Rosado Corojo ’99 wrapper over Criollo ’98 binder and Nicaraguan Corojo and Criollo long fillers. The size reviewed here is a standard 6″ x 52RG Toro vitola.

The first light revealed an absolutely perfect draw producing a good volume of medium/full body smoke that’s buttery and nutty supported by a bit of cocoa on the nose. Features a big blast of pepper and spice on the nose.

Getting into the first third the initial pepper blast dimishes slightly and the cocoa and sweetness take a more prominent role. Smoke is thick on the palate. There’s also a smooth leather that joins in the retrohale as well as a hint of rose petal. Everything is so smooth and well blended.

Only subtle changes in the 2nd third as the pepper continues to diminish and the smoke getting creamier. In the last third the cocoa diminishes and is replaced by a robust espresso and the pepper starts to return. Ending at 1 hour and 25 minutes for an excellent burn time for the size and bringing in a medium nicotine strength.

Flawless construction with a near razor sharp burn line and holding an ash about a third of a time. Good quality self adhesive bands that were easy to remove and did not damage the wrapper.

This was an absolutely delicious cigar. At a price point of about $10/stick this one deifnitely smokes above its price point. Smooth yet robust and with just enough transitions to keep things interesting. This is a limited edition so be sure to check it out while you have the change. Pair this one with a dark roast coffee, a smooth red wine (think a Pinot Noir or Merlot) or a nice Jamaican rum. Rating: 4.5/5.

Smoked this Monday night of the 10th of December, 2018 in memoriam of my beloved great-grandmother (who would have been 100 years old today) and in memoriam of my beloved Greyhound/lab mix Chocolate who passed away this afternoon at the age of 16. Thanks for the wonderful years of companionship.

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