This was a bold cigar with a great looking wrapper and a noteworthy flavor profile. Though the construction and burn were not perfect, the dark wrapper provided everything from a creamy fruit flavor to a dark roasted coffee note. As part of a deep dive of our blind review criteria, and how it is applied, I’ve made a video outlining as various aspects of this review – which you can find here.
Aganorsa Leaf is a vertically integrated tobacco company founded by Eduardo Fernandez in 1998, with the goal of growing the finest tobacco in the world. He assembled a team of Cuban agronomists to attempt to recreare the taste and aroma of Cuban leaf using traditional Cuban methods combined with the resources available in Nicaragua. Over the past 20 years, Aganorsa Leaf has become renowned for its signature flavor that captures the great attributes of Nicaraguan terroir and classic Cuban aroma and flavor. Eduardo, his son Max, and their team of Cuban supervisors oversee the entire production process from seed to ash, ensuring consistent quality in every cigar rolled in their factories in Nicaragua and Miami.
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo 99 Maduro / Binder: Nicaragua / Filler: Nicaragua
Vitola: Toro / Size: 6 x 52
Factory: Agricola Ganadera Nortena S.A. / Country: Nicaragua
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