Aganorsa Leaf Connecticut Churchill Cigar Review
According to Eduardo Fernandez of Aganorsa Leaf, “First you crawl, then you walk and then you run. It’s a process you can’t skip or else it comes back to haunt you.” It’s some serious words to live by as we all want to run before we can walk, but until you understand the process, learn the process and utilize the process it becomes a recipe for disaster. Aganorsa Leaf is a company that is now taking the run, but it is a marathon and not a sprint.
Cigar Review: Aganorsa Leaf Connecticut
Wrapper: Ecuador Connectiuct
Binder: Nicaragua (Aganorsa)
Filler: Nicaragua (Aganorsa)
Ring Gauge: 48
The Look: The Aganorsa Leaf Connecticut is laid out in two rows of ten cigars. The Connecticut wrapped cigar is more tan in color than blonde which is the growing trend especially with cigars from Nicaragua. The cigar features the old style Casa Fenandez band but the word Miami has been replaced by Aganorsa. A secondary band states Aganorsa Leaf Connecticut and the presentation is rounded out with a peach colored ribbon .The cigar which is lightly box pressed is firm in the hand with no soft spots and a well packed foot.
The Notes: Once the cap is clipped the cold draw serves up some earthy components of hay and grass with a subtle sweetness that reminds me of plums. The aroma from the foot serves up earthy notes of grass, wheat and a touch of cedar. After toasting the foot of the cigar the first draw offer up a touch of wheat. After toasting the foot of the cigar the first draw offers some of those notes of wheat.
Moving into the first third of the wheat notes are joined by subtle nuances of cedar and chocolate with the latter coming and going periodically through the first third of the cigar. The retrohale sees a lot going on with notes of hearty wood, buttery richness and a touch of saltiness with a relatively short finish.
The second third sees the introduction of a licorice component over continued noted of chocolate and cedar. The chocolate is especially noticeable on the retrohale of the cigar with some more licorice and a buttery smooth richness.
As the cigar comes to a close the butter richness makes its way on to the palate with some subtle notes of cashews and black pepper. The retrohale continues to showcase notes of chocolate with some nuances of cinnamon and pepper.
The Finish: Eduardo Fernandez has been growing tobacco for longer than many people realize. At the turn of this century his tobacco helped a prominent cigar name grown in popularity. Thankfully he now uses all that tobacco (AGANORSA) for his company, Aganorsa Leaf. Last year the company named Terrence Reilly the Senior Vice President in Sales and Marketing and the company has seen increased visibility and is very much deserved. The Aganorsa Leaf Connecticut is not your Father’s Connecticut and is definitely one of my favorites on the market.
Price: $7.99 / $143.99