Basic Information:

Name – San Lotano Oval Habano – AJ Fernandez

Size – Robosto

Wrapper – Habano 2000

Tobacco Blend – Nicaragua, Honduras

Pricing – $8.65

Body – Medium to Medium + 

Construction/Appearance:

​The band is gold, pale yellow and brown with a small scenic town picture on the band. Second band has the signature AJ Fernandez in gold and white.

The cigar is a beautiful milk chocolate color and box pressed into an oval shape. It has a few noticeable veins and invisible seams. The cigar is finished with a double cap.

Pre-Light:

Aroma – Chocolate and Barnyard

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Peanuts and Chocolate. Almost like a Hershey’s Goodbar.

After Toast:

First Third – ​Immediately, chocolate notes with spice hits the palate along with leather and a peppery finish. Once this settles, the sweet chocolate spice notes become shorter and shorter as the leather begins to take the main stage. The burn is slightly wavy with a gray ash holding strong through the third.

Second Third – This third continues with the leather flavors but mixed with a sweeter nutty note. Really nice medium bodied experience at this point. The ash fell at the mid-point of the cigar.

Final Third – At this point the leather really kicks up the cigar to a fuller bodied experience. A real gritty leather note mixed with subtle cedar finishes this stick.

Suggested Pairing:

Scotch – Glengoyne 21 Year

Wine – Chateau Paloumey Cru Bourgeois or Fleurs de Prairie

Overall Experience:

Overall, this San Lotano Oval Habano was a good cigar by AJ Fernandez. Not my favorite from his line but a solid smoke hands down. A lot of the pre-draw flavors carried into the cigar, which is always a nice experience since the cold draw was amazing.

Ratings:

Cigar Aficionado – 90pts.

About AJ Fernandez Cigars – http://ajfcigars.com