The Bellas Artes is a newer blend from A.J. Fernandez, and it seems clear that a great artist is seeking to flex his creative muscle here. Unlike the standard...
The Bellas Artes is a newer blend from A.J. Fernandez, and it seems clear that a great artist is seeking to flex his creative muscle here. Unlike the standard version, there’s no more “Rojita” wrapper on the A.J. Fernandez Bellas Artes Maduro cigar. Instead, this one uses a dark Brazilian Mata Fina Maduro wrapper over a Mexican San Andrés binder, along with a Nicaraguan filler blend grown on Fernandez’s farms. The flavors are a super satisfying twist on the original, featuring notes of chocolate, espresso, and spice.
You might be wondering what the point of this cigar is, given that the wrapper was the main attraction on the original Bellas Artes cigar. For those who don’t know, it has a unique 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. What is a Bellas Artes without that, right?
Well, cigars are nothing without experimentation. When a blender comes up with a great cigar, the next step is to keep changing it; trying different components to see if a new mixture might also be excellent, or serve a different market. Maduro lovers: this one’s for you. This version of the Bellas Artes, instead of lighter (even fruity) notes, delivers leading flavors that are much darker. If bright flavors aren’t your thing, this one may be more your style.
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