Diesel Unlimited dX
This is a cigar review of a Diesel Unlimited dX by AJ Fernandez. The size chosen for this review is the toro. This cigar is composed of an Ecuadorian Ligero Habano wrapper followed by Nicaraguan and Mexican binder and fillers. This cigar is a medium plus bodied experience and retails around $4.25.
Cigar is medium brown in color and silky to the touch. One big visible vein with tight seams. Finished with a double cap.
Aromas of barnyard with a nutty scent come off the wrapper with a high intensity on the pre-light sniff test. We used the V-Cut for this review. The cold draw produces notes of musty cedar and nuts.
First Third – First few puffs of tangy, earthy cedar with a subtle spice, almost caramel like, kick off this cigar. Flavor gets leathery mixed with earth moving the spice to the finish. The burn has a slight wave to it. Ash is light gray and solid.
Second Third – Nice mix of nutty notes blended with oak begin this third with the spice fading to quickly to almost non-existent. Leather still sits on the palate but moving towards the finish. The burn became fairly tight. Ash fell at the 2-inch mark.
Final Third – The flavors transition to the tangy oak notes. Spice also present but on the finish mixed with the leather. The burn remains tight through the finish.
Wine – Dolce Late Harvest
The Diesel Unlimited dX is nice full bodied stick for the price. I thought the flavor profile in this one in particular was a little muddled compared to the other AJ Fernandez Cigars I am used to. Would it be my first choice, probably not, but if it were offered I would definitely smoke this again with a friend or colleague. This looks to be an exclusive through Cigars International, which is the one place I have been able to find them.
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About AJ Fernandez – http://ajfcigars.com
Abdel ‘AJ’ Fernandez was born in San Luis, Cuba, where he studied under his neighbor, the legendary Don Alejandro Robaina. After nearly two decades of learning and perfecting his craft under Alejandro’s guidance, AJ fled Cuba to Esteli, Nicaragua, and established his own cigar factory. Utilizing traditional Cuban cigar-making techniques, along with several secret family processes, his cigars embrace a unique old world character that’s traditional and familiar, but distinctive as well. His proprietary premium tobaccos are superior in nature and fermented to perfection. His quality control measures are among the most stringent in the industry. And his uncanny ability to work with and properly blend tobaccos is nearly unsurpassed. These qualities all combine and lend themselves to an extremely well-made, premium cigar with brilliant flavor and charisma. Diesel is no exception.