"Overall, a cigar with mixed feelings. While the first third was the best, the second third a bit boring, and the last third making a small gain on enjoyment, overall it was decent, enjoyable, but could have been better. Also notable was how long this cigar lasted, 90 minutes for me, and I am a quick smoker typically. While this was a smoke you’ll definitely want to try, my impressions from this sole sample have left me needing to try another to verify my thoughts." -John A. (Bostoneo)
For the third year in a row, Aganorsa Leaf has announced a new exclusive to their Casa Fernandez Aniverario lineup, Casa Fernandez Aniversario Cuban 109 Maduro. This years version uses the companies proprietary Aganorsa Shade Grown Corojo Maduro wrapper also found on their Signature Shade Grown Corojo Maduro series as well as the Guardian of the Farm Nightwatch.
"On a grey, gloomy rainy Northern NY day, the kind that makes Eeyore on downers look like Richard Simmons on meth, I decided to take a break from the doldrums of watching my life pass me by, and throw on some Type O Negative, and light up this cigar known only to me as "1001." A nice looking cigar, brownie tannishy in color, typical of Connecticut wrappers, a pleasant smell of barn and tobacco. On the light up and first third, I got hints of lamb chops, BBQ oysters and diet Coke. Ok, maybe not. Cedar and white pepper were the dominant flavors through to the last third, wherein some leathery hints were thrown in. All in all, a good smoke, great construction, no burn issues, and thank goodness it didn't really taste like BBQ oysters. A good mild to medium smoke to be enjoyed with coffee I think, then again i haven't met a cigar yet that didn't go good with coffee. I wouldn't mind one of these for a good morning coffee, ease into the day, one, perhaps, that isn't doomy and gloomy as this day." -Joseph S. (Bearded Bastard)
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"The first third was good with flavors of woods and dark fruit with a nice sweet finish. The second third was mediocre at best and at one point I considered putting it down. I'm glad I didn't though because it picked back up in the final third where it shined. I wouldn't pay a premium for this one, but I would smoke it again. " -James H. (Keikan Jim)
"If the flavors of the first third would've lasted for the whole cigar, then this would have been the perfect cigar for me. That being said, this was a very good cigar that I would smoke again. Find some and enjoy, if you are a fan of Cuban style flavors. " -Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)
"A lot of flavors in this stick. Sweet to spicy notes are well balanced. A beautiful grayish-black ash gives way to a tri-colored ash. I would include this stick in my humidor. A nice relaxing smoke that pairs well with a dark coffee and a rain storm. Pick up a few when you have the opportunity." -Sean F. (fullermaine)
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"Excellent smoke! One of the best mild-medium smoked I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. The rich buttery and vanilla notes that were the backbone of this cigar were thoroughly enjoyable. Only smoke this cigar when you have the time to sit back, relax, and savor a truly high quality cigar. " -John A. (Bostoneo)
AaronAllChurchillConnecticutDaniel MarshallDominican RepublicEmmettFeaturedManuel QuesadaQuick Cigar ReviewsShade Grown·
This was a very smooth cigar. Being a Churchill, it presents a long experience. There were some good flavor transitions, but oak was the predominant flavor throughout which mixed well with the other flavors that presented themselves. I think this cigar would be great in the morning paired with some coffee or as the first cigar of the day. It could also be paired with some other libations that aren’t overpowering such as a nice peaty Scotch. I could definitely see myself smoking more of these.