For the last three years Aganorsa has released the limited edition Supreme Leaf. Starting in 2019 with a Robusto, the company followed it up in 2020 with a Toro and now in 2021 a Corona Gorda. Each year the popularity of the cigar grows, but production remains extremely low. According to Terence Reilly a maximum of 15 boxes were sent to retailers.
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo ’99
Ring Gauge: 46
Size: Corona Gorda
The Look: When the Aganorsa Supreme Leaf was released, the colors of purple, orange and yellow were pretty much unseen in a cigar. Now these colors have become synonymous with Aganorsa Supreme Leaf. The Supreme Leaf band looks like it could have been made with MS-Paint, and this box pressed cigar features an oily looking Corojo ’99 wrapper with a closed foot.
The Notes: With the cap clipped the Supreme Leaf the cold draw serves up a hint rye and a touch of sourdough. There aroma off the closed foot and wrapper is pretty nondescript. Once the cigar is lit there is a burst of spice especially on the nose and the retrohale.
As soon as the pepper dissipates after the first couple of puffs a distinct cinnamon develops and envelopes the palate. Also easily identified is an Italian Wedding Cookie. Being on KETO and lacking sweets in my diet make this a welcomed taste and maybe one can argue it’s a subconscious desire. As we continue the first third notes of bread and raisin develop creating an incredible flavor profile while the finish showcases a touch of rum. The retrohale serve up an incredibly bold red pepper that is classic Aganorsa.
The second third sees the sweetness of cinnamon disappear by the half way point when notes of oak develop before becoming the dominant flavor profile. Additionally, the smoke sees a hint of earth develop as the second third comes to a close and cigar continues to serve up pepper on the retrohale.
As we finish out the 2021 Corona Gorda edition of the Supreme Leaf from Aganorsa Leaf the final third sees things continue down the path of the second third with notes of oak, and an abundance of earth. The retrohale continues to make the eyes water with red pepper.
The Finish: I was having a conversation with friends the other day how I have grown out of the chase for limited edition cigars. The Supreme Leaf is frustrating from the sense that the most boxes any given store got is 15. In the case of shops with multiple locations it results in an even smaller selection as the 15 boxes need to be divvied up between the them. This is one cigar I wish was a regular release or a greater production. The cigar is good and something I look forward to, but the chase is something I’ve grown out of.