AJ Fernandez San Lotano Oval Cigars
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AJ Fernandez San Lotano Oval

San Lotano comes full circle....err....full Oval.

Before the Oval, San Lotano was praised by all who crossed its path. But after Oval there’s nothing left to say - this exciting new handmade says all that needs to be said.

Introducing the San Lotano Oval, a completely unique blend and shape that’s all its own. Featuring a distinctively-shaped press finish that looks like, you guessed it, an oval, and a blend of tobaccos that’s equally as unique, San Lotano Oval is truly a special cigar. Sporting a toothy and scrumptious Habano 2000 wrapper and brimming with rich Nicaraguan and Honduran long fillers, San Lotano Oval is primed for flavor. Accenting the blend further is a secret filler, known only to the people at Tabacalera Fernandez. Despite its untraditional appearance, this shape perfectly complements this masterfully blended handmade, creating an amazingly smooth and balanced experience. Expect notes of leather, nuts, and spice backed by a long, rich finish. Medium to full-bodied, the Oval burns and draws spot on. Unlike anything else, and that’s a good thing.

San Lotano Oval received five separate 91-point ratings, one of which earned it a spot in the Top 25 Cigars of the Year. But this one in particular says it all perfectly: "Crafted with a very round head and ovular edges, the flat corona is rich with steady notes of leather, wood and dried cherry. The draw is even and lush throughout"

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Gordo (6.5"x60)
Box of 20In Stock$214.00
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Gordo (6.5"x60)
Pack of 5In Stock$53.50
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Petite Robusto (4.5"x54)
Box of 20In Stock$187.00
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Petite Robusto (4.5"x54)
Pack of 5In Stock$46.75
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Pyramid (6.5"x54)
Box of 20In Stock$206.00
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Pyramid (6.5"x54)
Pack of 5In Stock$51.50
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Robusto (5.5"x54)Sale
Box of 20In Stock$194.00
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Robusto (5.5"x54)
Pack of 5In Stock$48.50
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Toro (6.5"x54)
Box of 20In Stock$200.00
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Toro (6.5"x54)
Pack of 5In Stock$50.00
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Overall Rating4.71 out of 5 Based on 41 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “AJ Fernandez San Lotano Oval”

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5 out of 5
San Lotano Madura
My first San Lotano came in a CI Sampler of AJ Fernandez labels. It was an outstanding cigar then and now. If they ever tell me I have 60 days to live, I plan to order 60 San Lotanos to enjoy on my way out.
5 out of 5
One of the greats!
I fell in love with this 10 years ago when I first started smoking cigars. I still have yet to find another one to replace this one as my favorite!
5 out of 5
Smoking good deal!!
Out t of the 10-12 different cigars I regularly smoke. These are my favorite !!!
3 out of 5
San Lotano Oval
I had high expectations of this cigar as I saw a Youtube review of a San Lotano and had never smoked one. The presentation and construction of the cigar itself is perfect the issue I have is the cigar smokes very dry with an earth somewhat herbal taste. Very strong cigar without any complex flavors. For the price I think there are more enjoyable cigars to chose from. This cigar is for the experienced smoker as I occasionally had to lay down a little while to recover and I smoke a cigar daily.
5 out of 5
Celebrating a special evening with friends!
Anything from the AJ factory is spectacular but for me the San Lotano stick is special. Oval in design , it is a good, even smoke , great feel in your hand , and always smooth to the finish. They are a real value compared to the more expensive brands out of Estelle. A special treat, not your every day smoke for sure.
5 out of 5
Best smoke I've ever had!
There are many cigars I like, but only one I love. The San Lotano Oval Gordo would be my choice if I had to only smoke one cigar for the rest of my life. It's as close to perfection as I can imagine. Perfect Burn and draw, outstanding in every respect. Kudos AJ.
5 out of 5
San Lotano Oval Gordo
Many reviewers have a cigar pallet that allows them to discern flavors and textures in various cigars. I do not have that talent. I do, however, know when a cigar is acceptable, better than normal or outstanding based purely on the stick I am enjoying at the moment. San Lotano Oval Gordo fits the "outstanding" category. Best way to describe this smoke is delicious. Full bodied flavor that hits all the right notes for one of my favorite cigars. Besides, A.J. Fernandez is my hero - I've never had a bad cigar from that shop.
5 out of 5
San lotano oval by AJ Fernandez
Beautifully constructed delicious smoke
5 out of 5
good cigar
very good cigar
4 out of 5
Good smoke
I would recommend
5 out of 5
very well made
very well made
4 out of 5
Friend gave me one a month ago and had to get a box. After first cigar I realized that I needed to let them age a bit
5 out of 5
My favorite premium cigar!
My favorite premium cigar! Love the oval, box-pressed shape. Good burn, Good taste.
4 out of 5
Could become a regular
I took a bit of a gamble buying a box of these because the price was so good and I was really glad I did. This is a smooth medium cigar that produces good smoke and has a reasonable draw. If only I had a bigger humidor to take advantage of the great pricing.
4 out of 5
Good smoke; little pricey!
Good smoke; little pricey!
4 out of 5
Really good smoke
Perfect size and a great burn.
5 out of 5
Armada salomons
Really special cigar!
5 out of 5
Always a great cigar. AJ
Always a great cigar. AJ takes pride in every cigar he produces.
5 out of 5
Top of the non-food chain
First-rate, perfect finish down to the nub.
5 out of 5
My new favorite
very pleasing cigar a little nutty a little spicy but with just the right taste for the perfect smoke these are a must have for everyone’s humidor
5 out of 5
One of the Best
One of the best cigars on the planet earth. It is awesome and in my top 3 go to favorite cigars.
3 out of 5
Full, harsh, dry.
First off, I love AJ Fernandez' cigars. I recently replenished my humidors with several hundred dollars worth of cigars, including 2 boxes of San Lotano Oval Robusto. I loved these cigars when I smoked them around 2010-2012, so I was excited to try the new batch. I lit one upon receipt and it was a harsh, dry smoke, full somewhat bitter leathery flavor. I let them rest for 3 humidor days and fired up another one. Still harsh, leathery, a little bitter and dry, and I wondered where the spices went. I wait a week, same result. I am sad because I do not recall these cigars to be much better years ago. Maybe my taste buds have changed. But now I have a lot of golf cigars to share.
5 out of 5
San lotano oval.
As smooth as it gets with a ton of flavor. I only wish they were cheaper. Absolutely one of my favorites.
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Never had a bad aj fernandez cigar,wish all cigars were made to the standard of his
5 out of 5
Wonderful Smoke!!
This cigar is a beauty. The construction is flawless, the flavors are intense, and I can't put it down. One of the top cigars I've smoked all year. Highly recommended... DR
4 out of 5
San Lotano
Pleasantly surprised by this cigar, nice burn, easy draw, and very flavorful all the way through.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Nice draw great smoke with single malt scotch
4 out of 5
Coastal musings
As with all AJ upper offerings the San Lotano has high end construction and perfect draw. The flavor profile is smooth and strength is sophisticated in that it is not st all harsh or rough. Worth the money which is difficult to say for a large number of sticks in the market!
5 out of 5
A.J.Fernandez, premium cigar blends
The San Lotano ovals are smooth, flavorful and the oval shape makes them easy to handle. Great cigar to relax with.
5 out of 5
Great sticks
Great sticks, smoke billows, taste is well above par, construction flawless. What else is there to say?
5 out of 5
San Lotano - One of the Best Cigars
The first San Lotanos I tried came as a part of an A.J.Fernandez sampler pack. They were outstanding smokes, but expensive. On sale this month I couldn't resist.
5 out of 5
San Lantano Oval
Delightful from start to finish. This has been one of my favorites for years and never fails to please. Highly recommended!
5 out of 5
San Latano Oval
I've smoked these cigars for years, one of my favorite go to puffs. Med/ Full with plenty flavor.
5 out of 5
Excellent cigar
Good smoke and burn. Nice shape, for the money one of my faves. Just ordered more
4 out of 5
Hearty, Earthy, smooth and full bodied satisfying smoke.
5 out of 5
San Latano Smokes
Really enjoyed every puff of this fine cigar.
5 out of 5
I'm not very good at
I'm not very good at describing the taste of cigars. I do know that I love this cigar. A.J. makes some really great smokes!
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Fantastic smoke!
I normally prefer full body cigars, but purchased a box of these toros after reading the reviews. Excellent smoke; beautifully constructed, perfect burn, and much more flavor than I expected. Delicious.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Great smoke
5 out of 5
San Latono Oval
I am already a big fan of AJ Fernandez. And this cigar did not disappoint in any way. The cigar is very smooth and balanced, I have never had an oval-shaped cigar, but I truly enjoyed this shape, the draw was perfect. The flavor does not blow you away with complexity, but that is not a problem, it is very smooth and delicious, and a true joy to smoke! I will definitely be keeping an eye open for more great deals on this one!
Customer Testimonials
Wow!! One of the best cigars I've smoked to date. I've been smoking cigars for a couple of years and tried many premium smokes, but this one takes the crown. The oval shape is unique and feels good in hand. Draw is perfect and burn is razor sharp. Billows of creamy smoke and the flavors are out of this world. Seriously, you have to try this one!
DS of Spring Hill, KS
By far one of the best cigars I have ever smoked. I HIGHLY enjoyed it. After I finished I almost lit another one back to back I liked it so much.
ED of Crystal Springs, MS
Quality cigar, plenty of flavor and I thoroughly enjoyed it all the way through. It burned incredibly evenly, despite a shamefully awful light. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for whenever they go on sale, as it is probably my favorite smoke to date.
AC of Helotes, TX
Truly a standout blend. Featuring a Habana 2000 wrapper, Nicaraguan & Honduran fillers, as well as a secret leaf, SL Oval embodies medium to medium full goodness. The 6.5" X 54 Toro is a significant achievement that bears the makers name. Already a major player in the full flavored area, with triumphs like Diesel, Core & Man-O-War, AJ Fernandez puts his distinct mark on the medium bodied market with Oval. Creamy smooth clouds of spice laden smoke produce a myriad of delicious flavors, that are ever changing & as complex as any medium bodied cigar, in my experience. Earning well deserved accolades that include "Cigar of the Year" nomination & ratings as high as 96, my personal rating is an enthusiastic 94/100. Worth trying & worth keeping on hand. My only caveat is that I prefer slightly more full bodied blends. That doesn't stop San Lotano Oval from making my top 10 list.
I agree with everyone. I'm a big AJ fan. This cigar is great! You cannot go wrong with this cigar!
SU of Bronx, NY
This guy really knows how to make great cigars. I really like this blend smooth yet flavorful. And unlike some others construction, burn and draw is never bad.
This is absolutely the best cigar I have ever smoked. Honestly, this should be everyone's gold standard to compare the rest!
SD of Blue Grass, IA
Just had my first one last night and I'm VERY IMPRESSED!!! Truly one of the best cigars I've ever smoked!!!
This was my first Cigar I smoked and now I'm a 600 + a 150 humidor owner! All I can say is Wow, still today after a year plus it will all ways have a place in my humidor and a special place for a good friend who drops by! Ir you never tried it your missing out on a very smooth med full Cigar, you won't be disappointed that's a promise!
PW of Westlake, LA
Double wow! A.J. has so many wonderful blends that he is beginning to rival Alec Bradley, in my eyes. San Lotano Oval is another winner. A bit milder than most other Fernandez offerings I have tried, but no less powerful in flavor. After cutting, I noticed the easy draw. Perhaps that is due to the irregular shape or it may be on purpose. Either way, it works. Clouds of smoke are emitted with every delicious puff. As a result, the stick burns rather quickly, which is a shame, since I want the experience to last. Finding a deal like the A.J. Fernandez sampler this came from, keeps the price down to a manageable level. So I will be looking for a deal on a quantity of these, as I do for many other over five bone blends, that I like to keep on hand. Thanks to CI, the opportunities keep coming & for that I am thankful. As for the Oval blend itself, I am hooked. Medium bodied, full flavored sticks are not all that common in my experience. Oval is that & a lot more. It smells fantastic, hosts a myriad of spices & goes great with a cup of expresso. Perfect for the 1st 'gar of the day & the next & the next. You get the idea.
Can't understand why this cigar only received a 91 -- definitely a 96 plus: even consistency, good draw and the flavor is pleasant on the palete.
AM of Brewster, NY
Longer than expected burn and pretty good taste.
AT of Arlington, VA
Excellent...flavor, appearance, construction, burn are all number 1. Very enjoyable.
ND of Nooksack, WA
In my opinion, the best cigar in AJ Fernandez portfolio. Great right of the truck, but if you have patience and you let them rest, Wow, you enter into another world. I love the robusto size. The shape and the way it feels in your hand is always consistent, the flavors are the closest I've come to smoking a Cuban cigar.
FS of trujillo alto, PR
Bought this cigar after my brother in-law recommended it and WOW! This is definitely gonna be a staple in my humidor, I love the oval shape, the draw is smooth and the burn is consistent/even. Nice flavors, leathery & bold. Talking about it, I'm gonna smoke another one right now!
Really liked these cigars. Will be buying a box soon. Thanks CI.
If you like a cigar with lots of favorful smoke then this is for you. Best of all, it's not like a crawdaddy, where you have to fight for the goodness. This cigar lets loose with clouds of flavor with a smooth, effortless draw. This stick is now in my top five list. Don't buy it! I want them all! Just kidding friends - let it sit just a week in your humi, and you'll be sending me Xmas presents for this recommendation.
TS of Rowlett, TX
This is my GO TO cigar! I am an AJ Fernandez fan, and he hit the ball out of the park with the San Lotano line.
MI of Meridianville, AL
I absolutely loved this cigar. Very smooth draw. Loaded with flavor. Definitely of my list of cigars I love.
JM of Lakeland, FL
It seems almost everything gets vaguely labeled as medium-full, but this cigar defines the category for me. It's a clear step beyond medium, but not one of those ass-kicker full cigars. The extra step just brings rich flavor, but keeps the clean burn of milder cigars. Nice even burn too - I wondered how the oval would handle, and it performed well. I'm not sure if it burned quickly or if time just flies when you're enjoying a great smoke. Even the shape was much more comfortable in the hand than I would have expected. Highly recommend this one
MB of Milford, MA
The Oval is a superb cigar. Before lighting this cigar I smelled the wrapper. It honestly had the aroma of a sweet chocolate. It smokes smooth and toasty, chocolatey. It may cost a bit more, but it is definitely worth it. No harshness at all. As I inhale, the sweet aroma passes my nose with such a wonderful sweet toasty aroma. It was a delicious smell. Like someone had just ever so slightly burned chocolate. Will definitely buy this cigar. My mouth tastes like chocolate malt meal. I had no wrapper issues whatsoever. A+
CS of Grey Eagle, MN
I recently smoked a San Lotano Oval toro, and loved it so much that I ordered a full box. Unfortunately, like another reviewer, several of the cigars arrived with severe cracks at both the head and foot of the cigars. I'm sure that CI will make this right, but there appears to be some quality control issues with this cigar. Perhaps it is the unique oval shape that is causing the cigar to crack?
CG of Charleston, SC
I had to buy a box of these unique shaped cigars when I saw them in the top 25 in Cigar Journal. Chocolatey with a mellow refined sweetness. Nicely balanced, a perfect draw and long finish. The wrapper is dark, leathery thick and chewy, however six of the cigars were damaged beyond smoking. CI was very cooperative in replacing them so I am very satisfied with this purchase as always.
PW of Charlestown, RI
great cigar, one of my favorite..i cannot find in my local cigar shop it is a treat to order these cigars..thanks ci
NM of Beaver, PA