Cigar Details: Aganorsa Leaf Casa Fernandez Miami Aniversario Perfecto
- Vitola: Perfecto
- Length: 6.75″
- Ring Gauge: 52
- Country of Origin: United States
- Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo ’99
- Binder: Nicaragua
- Filler: Nicaragua
- Factory: TABSA
- Blender: Undisclosed
- Price: $13.50
- Release Date: August 2018
- Source: Aganorsa Leaf
The wrapper is a medium marbled brown with a couple of slightly raised veins except for the portion of wrapper that adorns the perfecto foot as it is a light brown with uniform color. The seams aren’t visible except for the transition at the foot. The torpedo head is finished off with a well applied triple cap. The band is white and silver and carries the line name on the front. There is also a parchment paper like sleeve that carries the line name stamped in silver on it. The aroma from the wrapper is a mix of light wood and hay and is pretty much what I get from the foot due to the very small ring gauge opening. The pre-light draw brings a light graham cracker note with a medium level crushed red pepper spice to my lips.
The cigar begins with a very small ring gauge which brings a musty and spicy cedar. At a quarter inch in, there have been some draws where I’ve picked up some faint floral notes. At an inch and a quarter in and past the lighter foot wrapper, the cedar transitions to a general wood as the mustiness and spice remain. At an inch and a half, a toasted bread note joins the profile. The retrohale is spice forward and has a decent bite with some musty wood as well. At two inches in, the profile consists of musty wood with the addition of some cream along with the toasted bread while the baking spice is a supporting note in the background. As the third comes to a close, the mustiness and cream are paired up with the toasted bread and wood while the spice is very faint in the background. The strength in this third was slightly above medium.
As the second third begins, the mustiness has the lead while the toasted bread and wood are a bit muddled slightly behind it. The cream and spice are no longer present. At an inch in, the toasted wood has dropped out as the profile is centered around the musty wood. At an inch and a half, a slight cream has rejoined the musty wood profile. The retrohale carries the mustiness up front with the wood slightly behind it. At two inches in, a slight bitterness joins the profile. As the third comes to a close, the wood takes on a toasted note while the mustiness is still even with it and the slight cream and bitterness remain in the background. The strength in this third has dropped down to medium.
As the final third begins, the mustiness is quite full while the wood is slightly behind and still has a bit of the toastiness. There is some bitterness in the background while the cream has dropped out of the profile. At an inch in, some floral notes start to appear and they are present on the retrohale along with the musty wood. At an inch and a half, the cigar begins to warm up which brings some mintiness to the profile. The strength in this third finished up back at slightly above medium.
The draw was fairly snug, and even a second cut and using a draw tool didn’t provide much relief. It’s hard to tell if this had any negative effects on the flavor profile.
The flavor profile started out quite well with musty and spicy wood which transitioned to a general wood note with some toasty bread. At about the halfway point, the profile became quite a bit less complex and the enjoyment dropped back. Construction was good other than a snug draw and strength was slightly above medium. If the flavor profile of the Aganorsa Leaf Casa Fernandez Miami Aniversario Perfecto had kept what the first third provided, the score would be much better. I’d be interested in revisiting this in hopes of a better draw and more complex profile. Other than being curious, I’m not sure I’d return to this cigar and would seek out another Aganorsa offering first.
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