J. Fuego Connoisseur
Once again the only cigar of the day I smoke to the nub. I smoke at least 7 different blends and brands today, some good, some not so good, but this one was a stand out for me. This brand new line for J. Fuego uses an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, Mexican San Andres ligero binder, and corojo filler, which turn out to be a magic combination for this cigar smoker.
I found some exceptional citrus notes throughout the smoke with a great undertones of earth and leather. I ould tell from the first puff that the tobacco from this smoke had undergone some serious fermentation processes. Mr. Fuego was generous to give us samples of the Corpulent (5 x 60) vitola , and at first glance I was disappointed not get a smaller ring gauge sample, as this is what I usually tend to gravitate towards. But, he said that he himself had begun to prefer this larger ring gauge himself in this blend, which he admittedly was surprised by. I have not tried the other vitolas but I have to agree with him on this one, the 5×60 performed admirably. Almost no touch-ups were required and I found the ash holding on for 1.5+ inches at a time.