Fallen Angel. Dark. Mysterious. Powerful. And above all else: delicious. It's also the latest masterpiece from AJ Fernandez. Rolled with care at the legendary Tabacalera Fernandez factory in Esteli, Nicaragua, Fallen Angel is gonna make a believer out of you fast. Real fast.
Beating around the bush just isn't in my nature, so I'm going to cut right to it. This cigar is friggin' fantastic. One of the best I've had from AJ....perhaps ever. Yeah, it's that damn tasty. Just looking at the one perched on my desk gets me all warm and fuzzy. But enough about that, time to get to business. First the wrapper. A dark and glistening Sumatra Ecuadorian Oscuro leaf. Simply stunning. Seamless, soft, and even in color this rare leaf has been cultivated from the plant's highest, most flavorful priming (known as 7th cut). Beneath this impressive leaf, a bold bouquet of AJ's finest Nicaraguan ligero long-fillers are hugged by a rich Habano binder from Ecuador. But the real icing on the cake is a gorgeous box-pressed finish, providing a cool, slow burn. Expect a rustic core of toasted tobacco to complement nuances of black pepper, oak, and leather, as a caramel-like sweetness smacks on the finish. If that wasn't enough, check out the packaging. Each box features a hand-cast Fallen Angel pewter emblem. Magnificent.
First, I am an avid fan of pretty much everything AJ Fernandez makes. Some of my favorite cigars (many of them AJ) are Ave Maria, Diesel, Man O War, Ramon Bueso, Alec Bradley, etc. This cigar is up there with all these greats- definitely a medium to full blend with a tinge of sweetness on the wrapper when you smoke it. I have ordered Fallen Angel at least 6 times from CI- hands down the most I have ordered of any cigar which says a lot. Reason? Fantastic smoke at a bargain. You are a master, AJ. Ione of my sons even has been nicknamed AJ ;-)
5 out of 5
Aug 08, 2015
I've always favored the darker wrappers and this cigar is filled with wonder. It's made with the best of the best from the plant. Dark, oily, smooth but rich with a slightly sweet after note , yet it retains its Cuban Esq full flavor profile....fantastic smoke....A