Cigar Aficionado

New World Puro Especial Toro
52 52
Tasting Note
Each puff of this dark cigar unfolds layer after rich layer of chocolate and leather intonations, balanced by lively notes of coffee bean, caramel and licorice.
Body Medium-Full
Size Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge 52
Length 6 1/2"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Nicaragua
Issue Cigar Insider – Sep 19, 2017
Price $9.00
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 2018 | Score: 93

There is probably no one in the premium cigar business growing as quickly as A.J. Fernandez. If he isn't purchasing a new factory, he's acquiring new land for more tobacco farms, all the while producing his own cigars as well as some pretty high-profile contract brands. Despite all his activity, he has carefully crafted the New World Puro Especial. It's the newest version of his New World line and a profound expression of EstelĂ­, Nicaragua, as all the tobacco inside the cigar comes from that town, best known as the cigarmaking capital of Nicaragua but also a source of reliably strong tobacco. Of course, Fernandez didn't do it all alone. He is assisted by his father, Ismael.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
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