JC Newman

January 09, 2016

Casa Fernandez Aniversario 2015 Voleur (7 1/4 x 40)

Video review HERE.

(Description taken from Cigar-Coop.com website)
The Casa Fernandez Aniversario 2015 Voleur is a box-pressed lancero. The Aniversario series can be traced back to 2013 when Casa Fernandez released the Casa Fernandez Aniversario Boheme No. 35 to commemorate the company’s 35th anniversary. Each release of the Aniversario has introduced a different size with a blend optimized for the size. Like the previous releases of the Aniversario line, the Casa Fernandez Aniversario 2015 is a limited production run. The Voleur is very limited as there were only 300 sixteen count boxes produced. At the time the Anivesario 2015 vitolas were announced, Casa Fernandez stated that this could be the final limited edition for this series and the company is exploring the possibility of making the Aniversario a regular production line.

Like its the 2013 and 2014 editions, the two cigars making up the Aniversario 2015 are Nicaraguan puros featuring signature tobaccos grown at the company’s Aganorsa farms in Nicaragua. The cigar is being produced at the Casa Fernandez Miami factory in Miami, Florida.

Wrapper: Aganorsa Corojo 99, Nicaragua (Jalapa)
Binder: Aganorsa, Nicaragua
Filler: Aganorsa, Nicaragua
Country of Origin: United States (Casa Fernandez Miami)

Vitolas Available
L.F. Celines: 6 x 56 (Rounded)
Voluer: 7 1/2 x 40 (Box-Pressed) REVIEWED TODAY

This is a very long and thin cigar. It looks very much like a pencil. Here is a shot of the foot.

The test draw after cutting the cap was very good. The initial flavors were a very sweet boysenberry with brown sugar. There was a massive amount of black pepper rated at an 8 1/2. The finish was a sweet cream at the early stage.

About 1 1/2 inches in the boysenberry notes are changing over to a sweet cedar with some butter and a ton of brown sugar. There is a touch of dry wood also. The pepper remains very good. The finish is a sweet cream with a lot of lingering pepper. The cigar is medium bodied and seems to be moving toward medium to full. Great amount of black pepper and great sweetness on the front end.

About 3 inches in the flavors are still a very sweet cedar, butter, brown sugar, and now there is some cinnamon attached. Aganorsa tobacco has a somewhat vegetable flavor that is also seen in this cigar but it does not hurt the other flavors at all. It's just noticeable. The finish is now a sweet cream with some toasted notes and nice lingering black pepper. The cigar is medium to full bodied. Very nice flavors in this cigar.

The cigar did not change much to the end but one thing I noticed was at the midpoint there were some nice dark roasted coffee notes that made a nice base for the cigar. They were very much noticed from the midpoint to the end. The sweet cedar notes remained the lead flavor and they were accompanied by some butter and massive amounts of brown sugar and some cinnamon. The pepper remained very good. The finish was unchanged. The cigar was medium to full bodied. This has been a fantastic cigar with nice sweet flavors and great black pepper. I am very curious as to what the larger size would be like. But, this is a great cigar that you must try.

Score: 94

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