JFR / Aganorsa Leaf Cigars
JFR Lunatic Torch Visionaries by JFR / Aganorsa Leaf Cigars

Vitola: Visionaries (Toro)
Length: 6.5
Gauge: 52

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo ’99 (Jalapa)
Binder: Nicaraguan Jalapa, Esteli
Filler: Nicaraguan Esteli, Jalapa
Blender/Creator:
Factory: Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A.
Country: Nicaragua
Purchase Source: Sellwood Cigar
Date Purchased: June 1, 2020
Price: $10.50
Date Smoked: March 15, 2024
Quantity: 0

JFR Lunatic Torch Visionaries by JFR / Aganorsa Leaf Cigars

03/15/2024


03/24/2022
COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 731: 4.0-Mile Cigar
 Aganorsa Leaf, Casa Fernández, Corojo 99, Esteli, Jalapa, JFR Cigars, JFR Lunatic, JFR Lunatic Torch, Nicaragua, Torch, Visionaries
4.40-Miles are in the bag on this frosty (19°F, -7.2°C) morning Cigar-Walk.

This is the first Cigar-Walk I’ve taken with this delicious Nicaraguan (Aganorsa Leaf) Corojo ’99 (Jalapa) wrapped JFR Lunatic Torch Visionaries by JFR / Aganorsa Leaf Cigars, and it was just what the Doctor ordered!

I needed that! I’ve been contemplating the complexities of what to do with my Vintage 1989 BMW 635csi… Is it destined for the Scrap Heap for Parts or Resurrection?

Anyway, What a beautiful cigar to take my mind off of my Challenges this morning. This JFR Lunatic Torch Visionaries by JFR Cigars is a damn near-perfect tasty treat!

I can’t wait to smoke it again!
Stay Smoky
Stay Chill


11/07/2021
COVID-19 Day 596
 Aganorsa Leaf, Casa Fernández, Corojo 99, Esteli, Jalapa, JFR Cigars, JFR Lunatic, JFR Lunatic Torch, Nicaragua, Torch, Visionaries Through a draw with just the correct amount of resistance come mouthfuls of thick smoke delivering earthy woody (cedar), leather, cocoa, and vanilla sweetness that keeps it interesting… along with a retrohale of white pepper spice… Lovely!

Today’s specimen held its own all the way down to the Finger-Burning NuB, unlike my previous experience. The JFR Lunatic Torch Visionaries by JFR / Aganorsa Leaf Cigars was the perfect companion to get me through my stack of reading today.

Smoke Time: 2-1/2 Hours

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill


08/13/2021
COVID-19 Day 508
 Aganorsa Leaf, Casa Fernández, Corojo 99, Esteli, Jalapa, JFR Cigars, JFR Lunatic, JFR Lunatic Torch, Nicaragua, Torch, Visionaries Today I was able to pay attention to the beginnings of this Lunatic Torch Visionaries (Toro) by JFR and Aganorsa Leaf Cigars. Especially the footer!

Once lit, the first few puffs from the exposed footer were surprisingly noticeable was slightly bitter from what I was expecting… an interesting experience. Once the burn line got past the shaggy foot… the expected tobacco flavors come forward… smoky smooth deep rich earthy tobacco flavors and leather with a black pepper spice on the retrohale. This is more like it!
 
At the last third, this puppy is getting mushy squishy, and warm delivering roasted nutty flavors (almond) that will from now on be a signal to me that the end to my smoking experience with a cigar… is near.

Smoke time two hours… it could have been 2.5-hours if the last third did get so mushy and soft… still a good cigar!

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill


03/28/2021
COVID-19 Day 371
 Aganorsa Leaf, Casa Fernández, Corojo 99, Esteli, Jalapa, JFR Cigars, JFR Lunatic, JFR Lunatic Torch, Nicaragua, Torch, Visionaries It sure was nice to be able to sit back and visit with the Fellas while enjoying this JFR Lunatic Torch Visionaries by JFR / Aganorsa Leaf Cigars without having to “Geek” out over it… Just sit back and enjoy the ride…

This JFR Lunatic Torch incorporates tobaccos exclusively from the AGANORSA tobacco fields in Nicaragua that deliver the smooth slightly sweet tobacco characteristics of the Jalapa growing region. No wonder this cigar is an outstanding winner in my book, thus earning its spot in the Cigar Rotation.

Leather joins my smoking party about halfway thru and I’m totally digging this cigar… When I’m feeling Bold next time, I’ll spark the 60-Gauge Vitola of this blend in the JFR Lunatic Torch Dreamlands.

Stay Tuned
Stay Smoky
Stay Chill


01/14/2021
COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 299: 4.0-Mile Cigar


08/20/2020
COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 150: 4.0-Mile Cigar
Aganorsa Leaf, Casa Fernández, Corojo 99, Esteli, Jalapa, JFR Cigars, JFR Lunatic, JFR Lunatic Torch, Nicaragua, Torch, Visionaries Let’s make no mistake about this 2020 release of the JFR Lunatic Torch Visionaries (Toro). This is an outstanding cigar in my book. So much so that I went “Geek” on it and started to do some digging…

Come to find out, there was an earlier release of the Lunatic Torch way back in 2011. Supposedly, these were still available for Retails Sales if one where to ask and request them for their Cigar Shop. Additionally, the blend is supposed to be the same.

Well, after finding some of the old Red Label Lunatic Torches for sale online, I purchased a few and had to smoke one yesterday in advance of today’s smoking adventure with the most recent release of the Torch… and the experiences were different.

I don’t have the confidence in my palate yet to say for certain what affected the differences in these two identically blended cigars except for the “Age” of the 2011 release. I would have thought that the older “Aged” cigar would produce more flavors; I was wrong in that assumption… at least with my samples.

This newer Lunatic Torch was deeply satisfying right down to the Finger Burning Nub. I try this experiment again in a month or so and see what develops.

Stay Tuned
Stay Smoky


07/16/2020
Aganorsa Leaf, Casa Fernández, Corojo 99, Esteli, Jalapa, JFR Cigars, JFR Lunatic, JFR Lunatic Torch, Nicaragua, Torch, Visionaries Oh me, Oh my! Where have you been all my cigar-smoking life?

I had no idea what to expect other than the reputation of the Tobacco used to blend this very enjoyable cigar. From several reviews of this cigar, these cigars are made with 100% Aganorsa Leaf tobacco. A Nicaraguan Puro made with AGANORSA Leaf tobacco, with a Corojo 99 wrapper grown in Jalapa, while the double binder and fillers feature tobaccos from Estelí and Jalapa.

After observing this pedigree of tobacco in the blend… I decided to jump in… why not?

My only regret… only purchasing one of these… I want more, please!

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill


The Experience

Appearance:Smooth
Combustion:Even
Ash: Even
Draw: Perfect
Smoke Output: Thick
Flavor: Earthy
Strength: Medium
Body: Medium/Full
Finish: Complex
Value: Excellent
Overall Rating (1-5): 4

The Cigar

Chocolate: 2
Coffee: 3
Cream: 3
Earthy: 3
Fruit:
Grass/Hay: 2
Leather: 3
Pepper: 1