IPCPR: AJ Fernandez – Bellas Artes Maduro
AJ Fernandez has been quite busy the past few years. Not only does he have his own, name brand cigars, he has been doing a massive amount of work for other manufacturers as well. He has several new releases with General, such as a new Ramon Allones and Punch, as well as Altadis USA with new Montecristo and Romeo Nicaraguan additions being announced at the 2018 IPCPR tradeshow. This doesn’t even include his work with Foundation and Southern Draw, for which he is a major part of their manufacturing effort. However, AJ has not forgotten his fan favorite lines and this year we are pleased to see a new addition to his beloved Bellas Artes line.
AJ announced the new Bellas Artes Maduro at the 2018 IPCPR tradeshow. It is hand rolled at the legendary Tabacalera AJ Fernandez in the heart of Esteli Nicaragua. It uses aged Nicaraguan filler tobaccos as well as a rich San Andres binder. It is then cloaked in a spectacular Brazilian Mata Fina wrapper, which AJ does not normally use but felt was the perfect fit for this cigar.
It’s rich, powerful and almost perfectly constructed. Each puff delivers a complex plethora of smoke with notes of dark chocolate espresso, and a delectable sweet spice. This box pressed beauty showcases the versatility of AJ, using tobaccos he didn’t use to in order to create something new and exciting.
The 2018 IPCPR tradeshow has been a rollercoaster, with so many new and exciting cigars that it’s going to be hard to see which one would be my favorite. However, its safe to assume that the new AJ Fernandez Bellas Artes Maduro is definitely going to be at the top of that list. Check out this and all other new releases right here at JR Cigars.