Enclave Broadleaf Churchill
Cigarmaker A.J. Fernandez spends so much time making third-party, contract brands and collaborating with other people in the industry, it’s a wonder he has time to make brands of his own. The Enclave Broadleaf is a dark follow-up to the core Enclave line and the first time that Fernandez has ever put a broadleaf wrapper on one of his own cigars.
Underneath the Connecticut cover leaf is a bracing blend of Nicaraguan tobacco from Estelí and Jalapa. Despite the strength of the blend (it leans toward full body), these tobaccos play off one another quite gracefully, imparting a palate of earth, mineral and salty notes before taking unexpected sweet turns that call to mind milk chocolate, vanilla bean and anise.