Cigar reviews – 99 words or less
Cigar names fascinate me. A requiem, at its simplest, is a song of remembrance for the dead. The AJ Fernandez San Lotano Requiem toro did strike a chord with me, and it was memorable. The cold draw tasted of chocolate, a flavor that continued once the San Lotano took flame. Decadent chocolate dominated the profile until about the midpoint when cedar and cream interceded. Later, robust hazelnut and chocolate notes, like a Ferrero Rocher candy, took over and carried through to a satisfying finish. The sweet and spicy retrohales enhanced the internal flavors of the cigar.