Wrapper: Nicaraguan Aganorsa
Binder: Nicaraguan Aganorsa
Filler: Nicaraguan Aganorsa
Factory: Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A. (TABSA)
Purchase Source: Curran Fouts
Date Purchased: February 17, 2021
Date Smoked: August 8, 2022
COVID-19 Day 869
Oh me, Oh my! …And we’re off to a glorious start with this Rare Leaf Reserve Toro by Aganorsa Leaf… through mouthfuls of chewy creamy smoke come delicious earthy tobacco flavors of cedar, dark coffee, cocoa, leather, and black pepper with a retrohale of well-rounded black pepper that doesn’t singe my nose hairs…. I’m falling in love with this cigar all over again!
This smoking experience today was much different than I remember from over a year ago (February 2021) when I recall most of my issues had to do with the construction and burn of this Rare Leaf Reserve… not today! This cigar is behaving perfectly producing those tobacco flavors that I seek in an Ecuadoran Sumatra wrapped cigar.
I’m thinking I should purchase some more of these fine dandies… I’m down to my last two Toros.
Smoke Time: Two Hours
Until next time…
COVID-19 Day 337
Hmmm, I seem to have a theme going here… Now Smoking this brand new Rare Leaf Reserve by Aganorsa Leaf by way of a generous gift from Curran Fouts aka @pdxTravels (@CurranFouts).
Some quick thoughts… the first third was a little snug on the draw as I was struggling to get enough smoke to satisfy myself. At about the halfway point the draw opened up and everything was Fantastic!
I’ve purchased a few more that I’ll let rest to see if it improves the draw… otherwise, I’m pretty happy with this new blend from Aganorsa Leaf as it delivered in typical Aganorsa “Style”
I can’t wait!
“A constant challenge is utilizing tobaccos to create blends which are outstanding expressions of our signature flavor and aroma while still producing them in quantities viable to sustain production consistently rather than just as one-time limited editions or available only sporadically throughout the year.” says Terence Reilly, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Rare Leaf will be the first project using selections of our Leaf in short supply that will be maintained in regular production. In order to achieve this, Rare Leaf will be available only to our Aganorsa Leaf Select retail partners.” – Blindmans Puff
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