|Shapes||Churchill, Figurado, Robusto, Toro|
A blend this good commands your attention
AJ Fernandez. The man, the myth, the legend. AJ has been smacking the palates of thousands for years with creative, unique, and delicious blends to rival the best in the biz. It comes as no secret that he is at the top of his game, consistently delivering lip-smackers like San Lotano Oval, New World, and Man O’ War. Not enough can be said about this master-blender’s talents, so we will get right into the goods. First, brace yourself. Next, clean the drool from your chin, and finally do yourself a service and check out the newest hit from the Fernandez camp, Enclave.
This pretty peach hails from the famed Tabacalera Fernandez factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. Draped in a gorgeous, reddish hued Habano Rosado wrapper leaf, Enclave sports dual bands that set an ambiance of old world Cuba from the get-go. Underneath the sheets rests a refined Cameroon binder sitting firmly atop select Nicaraguan long-fillers, including a choice Piloto Cubano strain grown on AJ’s proprietary farms. Cuban-esque to a T, Enclave boasts delicate notes of cedar, white pepper, cinnamon, and sweet spices that maintain perfect balance right down to the nub. Another secured mainstay in the humi from Sr. Fernandez, clear ample space for this treat!
Enclave received a well-deserved ‘92’-rating and Top 25 Cigars of 2016 honors from Cigar Aficionado noting: “Each puff is full of earthy, bready notes punctuated by carob chips and coffee.”