Monday, July 27, 2015

New World Virrey From A.J. Fernandez Cigars

When looking at this New World Virrey (a 6 x 58 Gordo), from A.J. Fernandez Cigars, "outstanding" is the first word that come to mind.

The New World Gordo is has two nice looking bands, it's box pressed, plus the dark, Nicaraguan Oscuro colored wrapper is rolled on with seamless care and it's practically vein free.

When checking the cold aromas, there sweet floral notes to the nose from the foot and the free draw has notes of toasted fermented tobacco.

Once burning the filler blend of ligeros from Esteli, Condega and Ometepe produce a nice volume of medium bodied smoke with flavor notes of toast, brown sugar and nuts. As the burn enters the cigar's second third there are added notes of caramel, oak and molasses while the body moves toward  the full range.

Near the cigar's mid point the burn took off a bit and the cigar needed a quick correction. By the final third the body moved into the full range as the flavors shifted again. The tasty brown sugar was back with notes of earth and charcoal which created a long tasty finish.

Overall this was a great cigar. The burn did need correction a total of three times before tossing the the nub, but the great full bodied flavor mix and a long 105 minute smoking time more than made up for that small hassle. The New World Virrey From A.J. Fernandez Cigars is another winner in my book.

Another thing that's great about this cigar is the price point. You can pick these up from Famous Smoke Shop in boxes of 21 for less than six bucks a stick. That's a real deal on a cigar with this much flavor.

By the way, if you look closely at the main band, it says: "satisfaction guaranteed", and I was!

Rated 92

This sample was provided for review by the Creativas Group. Thank you!

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