Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Ave Maria Immaculata Gordo

Ave Maria Immaculata Gordo
This Ave Maria Immaculata Gordo is another cigar I just couldn't pass up. One, it's blended by the master himself A.J. Fernandez so it must be tasty. Second, it has one of the best bands in the business and the band is the reason I started buying and smoking Ave Maria cigars. Third, the original Ave Maria and the Reconquista are top of the line cigars, so the Immaculata should be too.


Quick Details
  • Cigar Size: 6  x 60 Gordo
  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
  • Filler: Cuban-seed Nicaraguan
  • Cutting Method: Colibri V-Cutter
  • Paired with: Diet Pepsi - French roast coffee
  • Price: $10.00 at Cigar.com


I could sum this cigar up in three words, "smooth and creamy", however, that's not much of a review so let's get to it.

Construction of this cigar at first glance was fantastic, the wrapper was rolled on with seamless care and contained only the finest of veins, but, just below the second band there was a large wrapper wrinkle that went half way around the cigar. The wrinkle didn't hurt the smoking quality of the cigar, but I was surprised that it made it out of the factory with such a cosmetic flaw.

From the foot I found a mild toast aroma and once the cap was clipped the free cold draw had notes of spicy cedar. After the cigar was toasted and burning it produced a large volume of smoke from both ends. The initial puffs resulted in large mouthfuls of spicy cedar and toast flavored smoke. This flavor mix carried on for the first third then notes of white pepper around the mid point, then bread, sugar and sweet cream joined in to finish the 60 minute journey. Like I said, smooth and creamy.

What the Ave Maria Immaculata Gordo lacked in complexity, it made up for in balance, consistency and smooth rich flavors. This would make a top-notch before breakfast cigar or a nice early morning coffee companion.

Rating: 92


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