El Mayimbe by A J Fernandez

Wrapper: Pennsylvania Broadleaf Select
Binder: AJ Fernandez Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan, Honduran Jamastran, and “AJ Fernandez “Privativo”
Toro: 6 x 56
Price: $14.60

El Mayimbe is a limited production cigar from A.J. Fernandez Cigars. It was launched at the 2013 IPCPR Trade Show in Las Vegas. The name comes from the Taino Indians of the Quisqueya Island. Simply translated it means ‘the Village Chief’. In modern day Latino culture a “Mayimbe” is a person who everyone loves to be around. Likewise you will traditionally find a “Mayimbe” around people who are happy, fun, and a have a true passion for life.

The cigar delivers notes of mocha, earth, wood, and white pepper. The cigar delivers mocha sweetness up-front, but as it progresses it becomes more earthy and woody. I found it did lose a little on the “back nine”. The flavors are robust and I assessed them to be medium to full-bodied. The strength is mostly medium to full, but toward the end it heads into full strength territory.

This is a cigar worthy of a box split. It’s definitely a solid A.J. Fernandez release.