A friendly Futuro battle between Kyle Gellis of Warped and Max Fernandez of Casa Fernandez. Who will reign supreme? Both using the same tobaccos, before smoking them, I wondered, “How different could they truly be?” Could different cigar sizes and ratios of the same tobaccos cause a noticeable difference? The answer for these two offerings is no, not really.
From a technical standpoint, overall, I essentially scored both cigars the same. The difference being, I felt like the 109 size was more aesthetically appealing compared to the Suprema. But keep in mind, we do not provide a quantitative score for the pre-light experience (we don’t judge a book by its cover). Looking at the smoking experience, both cigars had similar core flavor profiles of rich, spicy, woody, creamy notes. Performance wise, the 109 received less points for a poor burn. Overall, I felt both were average cigars.
The determining factors for me came down to length and ring gauge of the cigars. The 109 being the longer and bigger format, should provide more complexities and transitions. Instead, the flavors, although tasty, felt a bit linear. The Suprema on the other hand, given the shorter and thinner ring gauge, provided a better smoking experience time wise (the flavors, given the smoking time, was just enough to keep me engaged). But both in my opinion will age wonderfully given some proper TLC in the humidor (like most of Aganorsa’s offerings).