The best cigar blenders never rest on their laurels. And so even though there are a number of top-rated cigars already in the A.J. Fernandez cigars portfolio, the company...
The best cigar blenders never rest on their laurels. And so even though there are a number of top-rated cigars already in the A.J. Fernandez cigars portfolio, the company saw fit to unleash this delicious smoke on the world in 2016.
Of course, this is no ordinary cigar.
The A.J. Fernandez Bellas Artes features a hybrid wrapper that the company refers to as "Rojita." It’s a cross-breed of three strains of tobacco: Connecticut 8212, Corojo '99, and Havana 2000. Things get more complex as you go deeper into the cigar. The binder is a Havana '92 varietal grown in Quilali, a growing region with a long history of tobacco cultivation that goes back to the 1800s. Then there’s the filler blend, which includes three-year-aged Nicaraguan leaves from Estelí, Condega, and Jalapa, as well as Honduran tobacco and Brazilian Mata Norte leaf.
Good Lord! This thing is like an encyclopedia of tobacco that you can smoke.
Let’s get to the simple part – the taste. As you might expect, the flavor profile has a lot going on, but people have noted cedar, cinnamon, sweet citrus, and black pepper. This is definitely a topical smoke. To sum up: “Bellas Artes” translates to “fine arts,” and this cigar is showcasing some serious blending creativity.
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