A collaboration that was worth the wait!
For 170 years, H. Upmann has worked endlessly to establish a portfolio that honors Cuban heritage. From production of cigars using time-honored traditions, to utilizing only the best tobacco for their cigars, H. Upmann has become a well-known name in the cigar industry. Collaborating with AJ Fernandez, another legend in the industry, was a move that advanced both names even further into success.
The gem I present to you today is the H. Upmann Nicaragua by AJ Fernandez Finca La Lilia 2009, the follow-up release to their very first collaboration. Released in a limited edition 6 x 60 size, the blend is similar to the original, with some significant improvements. A Nicaraguan Corojo 99 binder covers Dominican and Nicaraguan long-fillers, including tobacco from the 2009 crop produced at AJ Fernandez’s farm in Nicaragua, Finca La Lillia. Utilizing a higher priming of the Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper this time around, the cigar has a darker color and added strength, generating a medium to full-bodied profile with notes of oatmeal, walnuts, cedar, white pepper and some natural sweetness. Just 375 boxes were made, so secure your box while you have the chance.