The AJ Fernandez Enclave is blended by AJ Fernandez and his father Ismael Fernandez. The cigar has uses tobacco from three different countries in its construction. In this review I smoke the Toro which is a 6″ x 52 that features a closed foot.
Filler: Nicaraguan (including the Piloto Cubano variety grown in Nicaragua)
Wrapper: Ecuadoran Habano
Other Sizes and Suggested Prices:
Robusto: 5 by 52 ring – $6.10
Toro: 6 by 52 – $6.30
Churchill: 7 by 52 – $6.40
Figurado: 6 1/2 by 52 – $6.50
The cigar has a musty earth aroma and starts off with a serious blast of black pepper, charcoal, wood and ash. As I get into it, I get a little baking spice, allspice, nutmeg and find the cigar on the medium plus body. On the retrohale there are coffee and black pepper. With smooth floral and black pepper flavor I find the flavors are “Cubanesque”.
AJ Fernandez Enclave Toro
Paired with Lagunitas Citrusinensis
Nice firm roll all the way to the foot
The AJ Fernandez Enclave Toro has a closed foot
Beautiful satiny wrapper with good heft in the hand
Middle of the AJ Fernandez Enclave
In the middle of the cigar, the strength and flavor hit a serious dip. Flavor and strength dropped way down to medium. This was kind of disappointing because I had high hopes for this cigar and the first 2 inches were delicious with the ash holding on for 2 inches as well.
Toward the End of the Cigar
Flavor at this point is sweet tobacco and pepper. Medium body and finish. But the flavor is way down from the start. At this point the cigar is good but not great unfortunately for me the cigar did not finish the way it started. In the beginning I thought this was a box worthy smoke for me. By the time I reached its conclusion… not so much.
The cigar started with a nice bang pepper, baking spice, charcoal and slight floral. However, by the end the flavor profile change to a short finish, pepper and sweet tobacco.