As the 2013 IPCPR Trade Show is about to open in Las Vegas, information has started to surface about the releases from A.J. Fernandez Cigars. Cigar Coop has been able to confirm the release of three cigars for 2013: San Lotano Oval, Pinolero Maduro, and El Mayimbe.
The San Lotano Oval Connecticut marks the third blend in A.J. Fernandez’s Oval series. The Oval derives its name from its rounded box-press shape. The Oval series was introduced at the 2011 IPCPR Trade Show with the San Lotano Oval (Habano wrapper blend). This was followed up in early 2012 with the San Lotano Oval Maduro. The San Lotano Oval Connecticut now mirrors the core San Lotano line in that there is a Habano, Maduro, and Connecticut Shade offering. No further details were provided on this release.
The Pinolero Maduro marks a second installment into the Pinolero line (our #20 Cigar for 2012). The original Pinolero was launched at the 2012 IPCPR Trade Show with a Sun Grown wrapper. No further details were provided on this release.
Finally the El Mayimbe marks a new line by A.J. Fernandez Cigars. Cigar.com first mentioned this line in an interview with A.J. Fernandez who said “I’m releasing a true limited cigar called El Mayimbe. I developed it from a private reserve of tobaccos I’ve been patiently working with for several years now.”
In a discussion with a representative with A.J. Fernandez Cigars, the Raca Taca cigar will not be released until later this year.