JC Newman

July 03, 2022

H. Upmann Nicaragua AJ Fernandez Heritage Toro (6 x 54)

Video review HERE.

(Description taken from Cigar-coop.com website)

At the upcoming 2022 Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE), Altadis U.S.A. released its latest collaboration with AJ Fernandez for a new release under the H. Upmann line known as the H. Upmann Nicaragua AJ Fernandez Heritage.

The H.Upmann Nicaragua AJ Fernandez Heritage joins the H.Upmann Nicaragua by AJ Fernandez that was released back in 2017. The Heritage features extra-aged tobaccos including a Brazilian Mata Fina triple fermented wrapper over a Nicaraguan Habano binder and all-Nicaraguan filler. The cigars are available in five sizes: 

Corona (44 x 5 1/2, SRP $9.75)

Robusto (52 x 5, SRP $9.99)

Toro (54 x 6, SRP $10.35) REVIEWED TODAY

Torpedo (52 x 6 1/8, SRP $10.50)

Churchill (54 x 7, SRP $10.75)

Each packaged in 20-count boxes.

The cigar is very dark and well made. It has an average feel in the hand.

The test draw after cutting the cap was good. The initial flavors at light up were a nice citrus/cedar combination, a touch of citrus peel, brown sugar, cinnamon, dark chocolate, and black coffee. There was black pepper rated at 8. There is quite a bit of sweetness and plenty of dark notes. A very nice start.

At the first third (28 minutes) the front flavor has morphed into more of a cedar but there's the addition of toffee. So you now have cedar, brown sugar, cinnamon, toffee, dark chocolate, and black coffee. The mix works and it works very well. Nice sweet notes and nice dark notes. The cigar is medium to full bodied. The finish is toffee and chocolate with good lingering black pepper. I rated the first third 94.

As I moved through the second third (49 minutes) the sweetness has increased and the dark chocolate and coffee are trying to match it. Everything has blossomed. The same notes are in play. The cigar is now full bodied. The finish is toffee, brown sugar, and chocolate with very good lingering black pepper. I rated the second third 95.

The cigar lasted 1 hour 10 minutes. The final third was pretty much the same as the second third. Very sweet and dark. The cigar is full bodied. The pepper is fantastic on both ends. The finish is unchanged. This is a very good sweet, dark noted, peppery cigar that you should try. I rated the final third 95. 

Overall Score: 94.67

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