AJ Fernandez Pinolero
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Sun Grown
Filler: Cuban Seed Nicaragua and a Family Secret
Size: Toro 6×52
Before I start this review I want to apologize to the readers of Mike’s Stogies for my reviews being late these past few weeks. I’ve been really busy but I appreciate you guys sticking with me and still coming by to read my opinion.
The wrapper on the AJ Fernandez cigar is a milk chocolate brown with a sweet spice aroma coming off it. The oil on the wrapper is very nice looking with just a few small veins running through it. The cap has a little pig tail on it that is easily removed with my Palio cutter. I have no idea what’s going on with the band on this cigar but it is pretty colorful. The cold draw gives my flavors of grass and earth and a slight spice.
In the first few drags off the freshly lit cigar I pick up with light pepper and grass. The draw is open and I’m getting lots of creamy white smoke on every pull. The burn is cool and even with the ash being a light gray that needs to be knocked off before I make a mess.
I start to pick up more earthy flavors in the middle portion of the smoke. There is a slight cocoa in the background taking over for the grassy flavor from the first third. The burn is still cool to the touch and relatively even.
There was a slight wood at the beginning of the final third but died off really quickly. The main flavors here towards the end are that earth I was getting throughout along with a natural tobacco flavor. This cigar burned right down to the nub without any relights.
This stick just like everything else AJ Fernandez puts his name on is a great stick. There wasn’t a lot of pepper for being a mostly Nicaraguan cigar. The flavors were light on the palette even though it was a full body cigar. I really enjoyed this smoke and might have to buy me a box.
Keep em burnin’