Like many of AJ's offerings, I found the cigar profile to be good and construction to be top notch. I can say with confidence, Altadis USA made the right decision in partnering with AJ to create this traditional and beloved marca.
The cigar needs more aging (1 to 2 years) for especially the Medio Tiempo to meld with the other tobacco leaves. In my experience, once the Medio Tiempo further ages, the cigar will be less spicy and slick, and a better melded array of flavors will be the result.
This is another great cigar in the Cubariqueno portfolio and a second lancero winner for them. I'm looking forward to smoking more of them and would recommend it to lancero fans, Cubariqueno fans and those that like darker and medium plus strength cigars.
Another of the newer Connecticuts that offers a bit more body and strength while the final third was more traditional. I would definitely recommend giving it a try and it's an easy decision to say that I'd smoke more of these.