Monday, May 16, 2016

Enclave Robusto From A.J. Fernandez Cigars

Today we look at another top-shelf masterpiece brought into this world by A. J. Fernandez Cigars, the Enclave Robusto.

Quick Details
Size: Robusto 5 x 52
Wrapper: Habano Rosado
Binder: Cameroon
Filler: Nicaraguan

Coming to us from the famed Tabacalera Fernandez factory, the Enclave Robusto comes wrapped in a classy Colorado Maduro colored Habano Rosado wrapper. Looking at the Enclave Robusto you can see the virtually vein free, toothy, wrapper is rolled on with seamless skill. The cigar is packed well full length and from the cold closed foot there's still a light aroma of sweet, fermented tobacco. 

 After clipping the triple cap and putting a flame to the closed foot the first medium bodied puffs of smoke are sweet and spicy with notes of caramel, cedar, and a bit of pecan. Testing the retrohale, it was spicy, yet mild. 

As the razor sharp burn reached the midpoint of the Enclave Robusto there was a hint of anise while the brown sugar sweetness gained some momentum. I paired this cigar with a dark roast coffee and found it a quite tasty combination. The coffee enhanced the sweetness in the cigar while the cigar brought out the coffee's hidden spice.

By the final third the body moved into the medium/full range while the cedar spiciness picked up a notch or two. The Enclave Robusto finished it's sixty minute burn with a sweet creamy mix of caramel, nuts and charcoal.

Overall the Enclave Robusto from A. J. Fernandez Cigars produced a nice smoking experience and will now be a mainstay in my humidor. Give it a try I bet you'll like it too!

Rated 94

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