Brand: Emilio Cigars
Wrapper: Ecuadoran Habano Oscuro
Filler: Nicaragua, Pennsylvania Ligero
Strength: Medium – Full
Size: Toro 6.0 x 50
Produced and blended by legendary craftsman A.J. Fernandez in in Esteli, Nicaragua with Emilio Cigars, we get the AF2. Second cigar in this line with A.J. Fernandez, presents a beautiful Ecuadoran Habano oscuro wrapper that entices the onlooker. The wrapper is very classic with clean lines along with some dark blemishes. The cigar has a sweet tobacco with faint spice scent that is extremely pleasing. That carries over to the cold draw, the spice comes through quite a bit more though. As far as the band goes, it’s simple, very simple. Straight to the point with name and cigar type on a copper background.
First puffs– I get a strong pepper hit that is paired with a creamy dark chocolate that really carries the pepper well and delivers a flavor punch. The draw is pretty tight, but I find most toro’s are.
First third– This is a flavor bomb of a cigar. The chocolate is just oozing out of this along with deep leather and and I pick up some molasses as well. Really enjoyable flavor combinations so far. I find the draw to still be a little tighter than normal, but it is not limiting smoke production, it is flowing.
Second third– Now mellowing out and leveling to a nice creamy smooth smoke. Spices are picking up while the chocolate and so caramel like flavor is introduced. The construction is amazing and is producing a fantastic clean ash. The draw is improved, loosened to a nice medium level.
Final third– The flavor profile remains the same but becomes stronger. Each flavor takes turns showcasing what it can do. Still creamy and delicious. Draw is great along with smoke production
Overall a really enjoyable cigar that is jam packed with flavors. I found the opening of this cigar to be among the best I have ever had. Even though this has been out for a few years, I highly suggest revisiting this cigar and give it a chance, you will not be disappointed at all. I have found Emilio Cigars to produce some of the best constructed pure flavor cigars on the market today. Grab a few and stock your humidor, enjoy the full flavors that are provided in the AF2.
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