Review: A.J. Fernandez New World

This is another hefty cigar, large diameter and lots of weight. The wrapper is very smooth with only one main vein, and a nice box-press form. Besides the size, the highly decorated band and color contrasting foot band make for a very eye-catching cigar. The pre-light aromas are great. Lots of vibrant, spicy tobacco tingle and a clean cedar background.

New World by AJ Fernandez

Size: 6x60

Vitola: Gordo

Wrapper: Dark Nicaraguan

 Binder: Jalapa (Nicaraguan)

FillerViso Ometepe, Condega Ligero, Esteli-Finca Soledad Ligero

Cigars Smoked for this Review: One

Price Point: $6.75

Cigar Purchased: Samples

Quick Note: For this review I used the CF rating system. You can view it in detail here.

The cold draw starts off with a dry woodiness, but changes to a spicy tobacco in the back of the throat, and a sweet wood note up front. This is definitely a jawbreaker in size, I can feel my jaw having to stretch on this one. All that aside, the flavors in the first third of the New World are nice. As expected from the cold draw and pre-light, the main flavor profile is a spicy cedar and tobacco note, with a long, dry finish. The burn is straight and the ash was tight and strong, showing the good construction.

The second third of the New World changed up a bit, and the spiciness went away. In it’s place a naturally sweet wood and tobacco note take hold. The dryness on the finish also changes and becomes more of a pectin-like feel. The burn got a little wavy, but always continued to burn well, holding a strong ash. The smoke production picked up here too and was much thicker.

The New World ends with one final change. A new, gritty earth note enters into the profile, along with a bitter, dry chocolate flavor. The finish is now very short and mostly a clean, wood and tobacco flavor. The closer I get the end of this cigar, a pepper spice steadily grows in intensity. Never getting rough or harsh, but it definitely makes itself known. This New World definitely ends on the full side of medium-full.

A medium-full strength cigar, with medium complexity. Great construction and spot on burn, both really add to this cigars strengths. If you are into the large RG's, then this is a must try. Very nice burn and great flavor profile for only $6.75 MSRP, it's a winner there. Based on all this, I would be willing to wager that I would enjoy this cigar in a more manageable vitola.

Rating: 87 AKA “5-pack"

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Comment by Mickey irratebass on July 10, 2015 at 8:11am

Really like this cigar, bought a box after only having 1.

The Connecticut....not so much

Comment by 007MI6 on July 10, 2015 at 4:08pm

I am betting a smaller size would be great. I read some reviews on it today, well after writing my review, and it's getting box to box-splits ratings. So, I am quite sure this large gauge last a lot of flavor. Still good, if not like smoking a tree limb. lol

Comment by Charlie on July 10, 2015 at 5:05pm

A 5x50 or 6x46 would be nice!

Comment by 007MI6 on July 10, 2015 at 10:05pm

Yes! Totally agree!

Comment by Mickey irratebass on July 11, 2015 at 10:39am

I bought a box of Robustos & the CT was a Toro


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