Cigar Review: Diesel
A.J. Fernandez is gaining good acclaim from his recent creations. Really being in the scene for only 6 years his work includes Rocky Patel’s Fusion, Padilla, and one of my favorite budget sticks, Sol Cubano. This stout 5 inch, but thick 56 ring belicoso is a medium to full experience cigar. I found this to be very flavorful. Lots of leather and spice fills the palette even before lit. The construction is also top notch.
The burn was even throughout the 45 minutes of pleasure and the strength lets one know this is from Nicaragua. Actually coming from the Jalapa and Esteli regions, and an aging process of 3 years (plus one year in my humidor) makes me wonder why I hadn’t enjoyed this sooner. This Diesel actually sports a very dark and oily Pennsylvanian broadleaf wrapper. If your tastes can handle a strong yet balanced flavor, you will not be disappointed. I found the sweet spot to be after the first half inch and the last 3 till the nub. Being a belicoso (tapered on one end) does concentrate the flavor directly to the tongue. This is my preferred shape. I can’t wait for another. Good job Abdel Fernandez!
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