Cigar Aficionado

JFR Lunatic Short Robusto Habano
Short Robusto Habano
93
points
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
52 52
Medium-Full
Medium-Full
Tasting Note
A profoundly nutty smoke that layers the palate with heavy notes of cashew and walnut atop a bold, dense base of roasted coffee beans. The cigar is made with an uncut foot.
Body Medium-Full
Size Robusto
Ring Gauge 52
Length 4 3/4"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Ecuador
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jun 01, 2018
Price $5.98
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Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 2019 | Score: 93

When the JFR line came onto the cigar scene in 2005, it was intended to be sold only in retail shops. The letters J, F and R stand for Just For Retailers. The JFR Lunatic is an extension of the original JFR line and brought to us by Aganorsa Leaf. Released in 2014, Lunatic was so named because, according to Aganorsa, "You need to be a little crazy to smoke these cigars." Some of the cigars in the line are rolled as thick as 80 ring gauge. Crazy? Maybe a little extreme perhaps, but the JFR Lunatic Short Robusto seems to be a much more rational approach to smoking, with a ring gauge of 52 that's outright slender by comparison. The brand is produced at Aganorsa Leaf (formerly known as the TABSA factory) in Estelí, Nicaragua. Besides the Ecuador Habano wrapper, all of the tobacco in Lunatic comes from Aganorsa, an agricultural conglomerate that owns and operates an impressive collection of tobacco plantations throughout Nicaragua. Both the factory and the growing operation are owned by Eduardo Fernández. The cigar is profoundly nutty (no pun intended) with precise notes of cashew and walnut wonderfully layered atop a core of coffee bean. At under $6 per cigar, the only thing insane here is the price.

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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