Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Pinolero Figurado by A.J. Fernandez Cigars

Most of the people I talk cigars with know that once I find out that A.J. Fernandez has a new cigar or a hand in someone else's cigar, it goes right on my "too smoke list". I smoke a ton of A.J. Fernandez cigars and love nearly every one. This Pinolero Figurado has an odd band and an odd name, but I bet it's another great cigar. Well, on with the show, let's smoke this baby and find out what it's really like. . .

Quick Details
  • Cigar Size: 5 3/4  x 54 Figurado
  • Wrapper: Nicaraguan sun grown
  • Binder: Ecuadorian
  • Filler: Nicaraguan & Fernandez family secret.
  • Cutting Method: Xikar guillotine
  • Paired with: Diet Pepsi
  • Price: $8.99 purchased at Cigar Train
Pinolero Figurado by A.J. Fernandez Cigars
Construction of this Pinolero figurado is just what I would expect from an A.J. Fernandez cigar, top shelf. It was packed firmly full length with no hard or soft patches. The wrapper had a bit of tooth, a light oil sheen and just a couple fine veins.

After clipping the cap and torching the foot, the first few puffs had a sweet spiciness mixed with oak and toast. That combination left behind a nice sweet aftertaste on my palate. I defiantly wouldn't call the flavor mix complex, but the cigar was full of solid, good tasting flavors. Not only did I find the spicy oak and toast, but they were soon followed by notes of roasted nuts, mild black pepper, rich tobacco, earth and caramel. Tasty.

As the burn progressed it left behind a soft light gray ash that held on for most of the first half and an oil line developed just above the burn. By the time I was into the final third, the entire wrapper had a glossy oil coating.

Overall this Pinolero figurado was just a solid cigar. It had great flavors, a nice burn and tight construction. Add that to a near 60 minute smoking time and this stick is a winner! I have a maduro robusto version of this cigar resting and can't wait to smoke it too.

I really enjoyed this cigar and suggest you give it a try!

 Rated 93