“Powerful, but not overpowering,” that’s how A.J. Fernandez designed San Lotano the Bull to be. While so many blenders are swinging for the fences, the Fernandez family still knows...
“Powerful, but not overpowering,” that’s how A.J. Fernandez designed San Lotano the Bull to be. While so many blenders are swinging for the fences, the Fernandez family still knows how to do subtlety and artful balance.
On the outside, you’ll find a nice oily Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper. Inside, it’s all Nicaraguan filler from Fernandez fields. The cigar offers a medium to full body smoke, and also features a box press, which keeps the cigar burning longer and with a more even flavor profile.
The flavors themselves are a heck of a bull ride, if you can hang on. When you first light up, you’ll probably notice the woody note right up front – oak or cedar, depending on which cigar you happen to grab – along with a nice hit of pepper. As you go along, the taste shifts into a coffee flavor that moves back and forth from earthy to creamy. The cigar stays nice and smooth throughout, though. Towards the end, the pepper moves back into the spotlight, but the sweetness never leaves, so things stay nice and balanced.
The San Lotano line is an homage to A.J. Fernandez’s heritage, hometown, and family history. He was born in a city in Cuba called San Luis, and the people there are called Lutanos. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, a typo happened, and the name was recorded as San Lotano instead of San Lutano. A.J. went with the flow and just kept it as is.
If it doesn’t bother him, it doesn’t bother us.
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