A little over two weeks ago we fired up the Habano version of today’s cigar and with the local rep Brett Bowersox stopping by I figured it was as good a time as any to light up the Maduro version of the JFR Lunatic.
Cigar Review: JFR Lunatic Maduro
Wrapper: San Andres
Ring Gauge: 52
Size: Short Robusto
The Look: The JFR Lunatic comes packaged in 28 count boxes and is available as a Maduro or Habano. Today we are smoking the Maduro which features flawless San Andres wrapper from Mexico. The blue, silver and white band pops on the darker cigar which features a closed foot.
The Notes: The cold offers up some subtle cedar and mocha while the aroma off the wrapper is cedar. Both the cold draw and aroma is weak, but once you light the cigar it changes up at first puff with a note of espresso.
As we move into the first third the coffee remains dominant with some chocolate in the background that slowly grows in intensity. The retrohale offers some wood notes along with a bit of spice.
The second third sees the chocolate notes become dominant as the coffee slides into the background. Some earth begins to develop as well where it lingers in the background and the finish.
As we close out the experience, the flavor profile of the cigar remains consistent with coffee and chocolate, while the finish of the stick offers up some earth and pepper especially on the retrohale.
The Finish: I called the Lunatic Habano pedestrian and the Maduro is far from it. It offers a nice complexity and well-defined flavors. The folks at Casa Fernandez have a great value stick here and I look forward to smoking more.
Price: $5.99 / $148.99