JC Newman

March 29, 2020

Supreme Leaf by Aganorsa Leaf (5 x 52 Box Pressed)

Video review HERE.

(Description taken from Cigar-coop.com website)
Aganorsa Leaf describes Supreme Leaf as a Corojo ’99 dominant blend that features all Aganorsa Leaf tobacco. It will be available in one size – a 5 x 52 box-pressed Robusto. It’s described as a limited production run with the initial allocation set at 500 ten-count boxes.

The packaging features a bold color scheme meant to complement the blend’s flavor profile.

“We believe our Leaf is our strength and so we wanted the presentation clearly to reflect that confidence in the quality of our cigars,” states Terence Reilly, who serves as Vice President of Sales and Marketing in a press release. “The packaging has a bold and assertive look and feel that demands the consumer’s attention on the shelf. You don’t use colors like this unless you are confident in the product.”

Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Aganorsa (Nicaragua)
Binder: Aganorsa (Nicaragua)
Filler: Aganorsa (Nicaragua)
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A. (TABSA)

Vitolas Offered
Robusto: 5 x 52 (Box Pressed)

The band colors really catch your eye. The cigar features a closed foot. The cigar has a nice feel in the hand. Although box pressed it is not a sharp box press.

The test draw after cutting the cap was very good even with the closed foot. The initial flavors at light up were a nice citrus/cedar, brown sugar, some cinnamon, light caramel, quite a bit of dry nutmeg, and earthy black coffee. There was black pepper rated at 7 1/2. A nice sweet start.

About 1/2 inch in the cigar has settled down nicely. The cigar got extremely sweet and rich. The caramel notes really came out and they were rich and somewhat buttery. The other flavors of a citrus/cedar, brown sugar, cinnamon, dry nutmeg, and black coffee are still in play but they are mixing well with the rich, somewhat buttery caramel. 

At the first third (32 minutes) the cigar is going along just about the same as the 1/2 inch assessment. The flavors are still very sweet and rich. I refer to the flavor mix as a soup. All the flavors mix very well. The brown sugar is really jumping out. The black pepper may have ticked up a little. The nutmeg is a dry nutmeg and it mixes all throughout the flavors. The finish is nutmeg and brown sugar with a nice amount of lingering black pepper. The cigar is medium bodied but it's moving up. This is one of those cigars that's "right down my alley". I rated the first third at 96.

Moving through the second third (1 hour 5 minutes) the cigar has a near perfect burn line. There were two things that happened in the second third; some of the richness decreased and the cigar reached full bodied. The nice sweet flavors are still there just as previously described but a little of the richness was lost. The finish is unchanged. The cigar remains excellent even with the slight reduction in richness. I rated the second third at 95.

The cigar lasted 1 hour 37 minutes using the PerfecDraw tool as an aid. This cigar is too good to not get all the burn time out of it. Here in the final third some or most of the richness returned! All the original flavor notes are still there and the cigar is once again rich. The cigar is also very full bodied. The finish is unchanged. I raised the score back up to 96 for the final third. This is an excellent cigar and I hope you either have some or can find them.

Overall Score: 95.67


Fletch said...

Great Review Tim, I see you brought out the pic so it must be good. I'm gonna see if I can't find a five pack locally. Stay safe take care!

Tim Rollins said...

Thanks, Fletch. Yep, it was "pic worthy". :D