|Shapes||Gordo, Robusto, Toro, Torpedo|
A slice of heaven from AJ Fernandez.
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.