Monday, July 13, 2015

New World Connecticut Toro by A. J. Fernandez Cigars

You probably already know that I'm a huge fan of pretty much every cigar A. J. Fernandez has a hand in. This recently released New World Connecticut falls right in line. 

This tasty morsel starts with a claro colored shade grown Connecticut wrapper over a San Andres binder with fillers from Nicaragua and Brazil. 

Looking at the cigar overall, the wrapper is rolled on in seamless fashion and you have look closely to find anything but very fine, spider web type veins.

From the cold foot there are notes to the nose of spicy Spanish cedar, toast and a hint of sweet fruit. Testing the free cold draw there were again notes of spice and fruit.

After toasting and lighting the foot the New World Connecticut produced nice mouthfuls of mild bodied smoke with notes of nuts, toast and a hint of spice.

Around the mid point the strength builds just a bit moving into the mild/medium range. At this point the flavor mix shifts a little as there are notes of white pepper, toasted fermented tobacco, and hint of sweet cream.

In the final third the flavor mix shifts again with notes of caramelized brown sugar, sweet cream oak and a bit of earthiness.

The cigar finished it's burn with a nice fifty-five minute burn in the medium body range. Overall this New World Connecticut cigar was a tasty pleasure to smoke and I'll definitely add them to my "to smoke" list.

I would like to thank Creativas Group for providing this sample. 

Rated 94