"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.
"Despite my reporting that the flavors were one dimensional, I am not beating up on the cigar. There is nothing wrong with a cigar being one dimensional. Sometimes you just want to smoke and not have to think about it. They are made for relaxation anyway right? I would definitely smoke this cigar again to compare notes." -Mickey T. (irratebass)
"Overall, this was a VERY consistent flavored stick throughout the entire experience. Omnipresent notes of leather exist the whole time, which minor deviations throughout, most notably the nutty presence at the end, which was yum. Burn and construction were spots on the entire time without any flaws at all while the draw slightly learned on the loose side. Not a bad stick, one of the better ones I’ve had lately, however, it didn’t overly impress me and was a slightly better for an average cigar on the market today." -John A. (Bostoneo)
"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)
When I think of Kristoff cigars I expect three things. A closed foot, a pig tail cap and great construction on every cigar. This for sure fell right in line with my expectations. I have had this cigar years before when it was called the Brittania and enjoy this one as much as I remember from previous experiences. Perfect morning cigar with coffee to start the day. I am really enjoying the rebranding they are going through and aligning the brands to common themes throughout.