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AJ turns to the dark side.
Hoyo de Monterrey Dark Sumatra is a cigar that’s been somewhat dormant for a number of years. It was always an excellent blend, but it deserved a revamping for the modern market. Enter illustrious cigar manufacturer AJ Fernandez. The folks at Hoyo knew that AJ could do something special with this blend, so they gave him the original recipe and allowed him to create the same cigar, only produced with his signature fermentation and aging techniques at his factory in Esteli. The result is an extraordinary blend that’s at the same time classic and contemporary.
The Hoyo de Monterrey La Amistad Dark Sumatra consists of a beautiful, oily Ecuador Sumatra wrapper overtop a Connecticut Broadleaf binder and Honduran, Nicaraguan, and Dominican fillers. The body is just as full as the original, and you’ll be greeted with complex notes of earth, pepper, espresso, and dark wood. This 5-country blend has all the complexity you expect from AJ along with classic Cuban-esque flavors from Hoyo de Monterrey, and it’s sure to be your next favorite.