|Shapes||Gigante, Rothschild, Toro|
|Wrapper||Ecuador Sumatra, Oscuro|
La Amistad completes the trilogy
Ever since Hoyo de Monterrey paired up with AJ Fernandez a few years back, the brand has been experiencing an awesome renaissance. And it’s well deserved! I mean, hell, when you mix two winners together, it’s hard to get anything besides A+ results. Called “La Amistad,” the Hoyo/AJ Fernandez collaboration has seen a release at the annual trade show the last two years, and this year doesn’t buck the trend: today, CI presents Hoyo La Amistad Black.
Blended by A.J. Fernandez and hand rolled at his factory in Esteli, Nicaragua, each Hoyo La Amistad Black is a dark and enchanting treat. Featuring an oily, thick Ecuadorian Sumatra Oscuro wrapper, La Amistad Black is a full-bodied, spicy firecracker, featuring notes of cayenne pepper and black pepper, in addition to cinnamon and leather. It stays complex down to the end, thanks to the intricately blended and bunched Nicaraguan long-fillers… in all, this is probably the fullest-bodied, most flavorful Hoyo offering to date making it more than easy to recommend.