AJ Fernandez Requiem Maduro
Aj requiem maduro toro.
Smell is nutty and fruity at the foot. Praline.
Wrapper is dark and oily. Very smooth with a couple very prominent veins.
Unlit draw is smooth and creamy.
Draw is excellent when smoked slowly. Burn can be inconsistent with some runs.
Smokes leathery, with an after taste of black coffee. Retrohale is oaky and strongly peppery.
Black pepper and oak flavors become very prominent as smoking continues. Towards the middle the warmth of smoke brings out earthen tones as the woodiness intensifies. Retrohale remains peppery but gives way to cedar notes.
I genuinely enjoy this cigar, and has been quite consistent from stick to stick.
Burn time of approximately an hour.
Docked points for inconsistent burn.
In all my inexperience, I’d give this stick a solid 4/5