JC Newman

March 25, 2016

Aging Room Quattro F59 Espressivo (5 x 50)

Video review HERE.

(Portions of description taken from Cigar-Coop.com website)
This is the second box-pressed Quattro release from Aging Room Cigars.  The Aging Room Quattro F59 is a box-pressed cigar that features a Habano wrapper with Dominican binder and filler.

The second Quattro was originally intended to be called the Aging Room Quattro T59, but a decision was made to rename it to F59.  Originally this project had been slated to be a 2014 release, but as Rafael Nodal told us at the 2014 IPCPR Trade Show a decision was made to postpone the project due to the success of the Aging Room Quattro F55 (Cigar Aficionado’s #2 Cigar for 2013)

Blend Profile:
Wrapper: Habano
Binder: Dominican
Filler: Dominican
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic (Tabacalera Palma)

Vitolas Available:
The Aging Room Quattro F59 is being launched in five sizes. These are the same original five sizes as the Aging Room Quattro F55.

Concerto: 7 x 50
Vibrato: 6 x 54
Maestro (Torpedo): 6 x 52
Espressivo: 5 x 50 REVIEWED TODAY
Stretto: 4 1/2 x 46

The cigar is a beautiful box press and has a shiny oily wrapper.

The test draw after cutting the cap was effortless. The initial flavors were sweet cedar and brown sugar combination, along with black pepper rated at an 8.

About 1/2 inch in there are a lot of cinnamon notes to go along with the sweet cedar and brown sugar. There is also a touch of butter. There is a massive amount of black pepper and I believe it has increased since the start. The cigar is medium to full bodied. The finish is a sweet cream with a custard like flavor. There is some nice lingering black pepper also.

About 1 1/2 inch in there is now a marshmallow cream. The cinnamon notes are very good at this point. The buttery brown sugar and cedar are just behind the massive cinnamon notes. The black pepper continues to be fantastic. There are some black coffee notes at the base. The cigar is very close to full bodied and you can feel the ligero. The finish is unchaged in flavor  but the pepper has increased. Everything about the cigar is better at this point.

Just past the midpoint all the flavors are at an even mix. The cigar is definitely full bodied. There is a very nice flavor combination.

The cigar stayed just like the last segment all the way to the end. This is a great full boded cigar with fantastic flavors. Most of Rafael Nodal's cigars are not as full bodied as this cigar but I have very much enjoyed it. I loved this cigar.

Score: 94

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