Ave Maria Divinia
Sure, everything is subjective, and there are those out there who don’t favor an A.J. blend, but those folks are few and far between. But, just as one should never blindly dislike something because of a previous release, one should never blindly like something for similar reasons.
That said, we’ll take a closer look at Ave Maria Divinia cigars, have a smoke, and report back our findings.
At the heart of the Divinia are aged Cuban-seed Nicaraguan long-fillers. A Nicaraguan binder covers these. Then comes the feisty Habano sun-grown wrapper, which brings it all together. The color scheme for the Templar Knight on the band and box is red, blue, and white. A secondary, lower blue band reads “DIVINIA.”
Ave Maria Divinia cigars come in individual coffins within stunning packaging. Since Ave Maria looks to produce cigars representing the soul of classic Cubans, we expect the Divinia cigars to offer peppery Cuban-seed flavors. We also expect a complex smoke. Enough gabbing, let’s raise one of these holy knights from his coffin and see what stories he has to tell.
First, let’s take a look at the cigar. Seams are invisible. Minimal veins. The wrapper is milk chocolate brown and speaks to so many memories of past cigars of the same hue. Off the shaft, we’re getting a lot of cedar and sweetness. On the cold draw, it’s all earth, pepper, and sweetness.
A little into the first third creamy smoke is delivering pepper, coffee, earthiness, and roasted nuts. In the second third, we saw the pepper, coffee, sweetness, earthiness, and roasted nuts increase. The smoke is smooth and balanced—could we go so far as to say, divine? The cigar is becoming bolder as things wrap up, though it's in a "rising tide lifts all boats" way as the balance here is undeniable.
The draw is perfect, and the burn slow and even. The smoke output is plentiful. This entire cigar has been a next-level experience, from the packaging to construction to the beautiful time smoking it. However, we won't say it was a religious one since all that detailed branding was pretty suggestive, and we don’t want that to sway our judgment here.
Please enjoy Ave Maria Divinia cigars at your leisure.
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Ave Maria Divinia FAQ's
What are the flavors like?
Complex: cedar, sweetness, pepper, coffee, earthiness, roasted nuts, and more!
What’s the strength level?
Who is this cigar for?
If you’re up for a well-balanced, complex Nicaraguan smoke coming from a celebrated brand aiming to “simply be better,” yeah, then this one’s got your name all over it.
Will I want to smoke it to the nub?
By the time you reach the nub, you and Ave Maria Divinia cigars will be so satisfied with each other you’ll hate to see it go.
What’s a good pairing with it?
You’re going to need a stout with this strong stick. Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) will do the trick with nice coffee and sweet notes.
What’s the best time/place to smoke this cigar?
Due to the purity of the brand, you could say this cigar is for special occasions only. But then, wouldn’t the Templar Knights encourage us to recognize every moment alive as a special occasion? They would, so we guess the time is now.
With such detailed branding, it’s easy to get lost in the band while smoking and maybe miss some notes, but that, too, is subjective. For some smokers, the experience may not be complete unless it contains that of the band.