Cigar Review: Relic Cigars by AJ Fernandez

Basic Information

Name – Relic Cigars

Producer – AJ Fernandez

Size – Robosto

Wrapper – Nicaraguan Habano

Tobacco Blend – Nicaragua

Pricing – $6.00

Body – Full

Construction/Appearance:

​​Theband is grey like old torn paper with a gargoyle in a medieval arch.  Really cool details and rustic looking.  Definitely fits the Brand with a name like Relic.

The cigar is a medium to darker brown.  Seeing a few veins with barely any seams showing.  Messy double cap.

Pre-Light:

Aroma – Hazelnut and Cedar

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Nutty and Musty Cedar – similar to the aroma.

After Toast:

First Third – ​​Deep earth, slight creamy espresso and a mild pepper are the initial palate pleasers.  Shortly into the cigar a spice and creamy chocolate nutty note come out and pepper remains present but lightens up.  Burn is perfect and ash is medium gray in color.

Second Third – ​​Chocolate, cedar and spice take the stage in a nice blend of flavor.  Burn remained perfect.  Ash fell at the 2.5-inch mark.

Final Third – ​​Chocolate, cedar and spice flavors carry over but I picked up a nice herbal component like sage and slight citrus.  Really nice on the palate.  Burn remained perfect.

Suggested Pairing:

Cigar City Jai Alai

Wine – Meiomi Chardonnay

Overall Experience:

​This Relic Cigars was a good full flavor cigar.  Flavors are balanced to perfection and distinct which is always a great experience.  I think AJ Fernandez hit this one out of the park.  Not a huge brand but you can find this on www.cigarsinternational.com.

Ratings:

N/A

Relic Cigars