Wrapper: Aganorsa Corojo, Nicaragua
Binder: Aganorsa, Nicaragua
Filler: Aganorsa, Nicaragua
Ares: 6 1/2 x 52
This cigar was assessed in detail on Cigar Coop.
This cigar definitely is in one of the upper echelon cigars I’ve smoked from IPCPR. The Casa Fernandez Aniversario Serie 2014 follows up 2013’s Casa Fernandez Aniversario Boheme No. 35. The Boheme is one of the best cigars to come out in the last 12 months. The Ares follows up with a different size and a different blend. The end result is still another outstanding cigar I’d rank up with the Boheme.
The Ares starts out with a nice sweetness that is almost a combination of caramel and cherry. The sweetness diminishes and becomes more earthy and bready in the middle. Toward the end there is a nice ramp up of spice. The strength and body are slightly amp’d up from the Boheme – namely the smoke is medium to full strength and full-bodied. The construction is excellent.
Overall a lot of subtle changes between the Boheme and the Ares make for a nice delta between the two cigars – namely I found both cigars had their own story to tell. if the Ares ages like the Boheme has, we could be talking Oasis level, but for now its a fight for Chuck Norris.