The Aging Room M20 ffortissimo is one of four cigars launched by Boutique Blends Cigars at the 2014 IPCPR Trade Show. The M20 is the second cigar in the ffortissimo line to be released. It was at the 2013 IPCPR when the first ffortissimo, the Aging Room M21 ffortissimo made its debut. The M20 differs from the M21 in that it is a San Andres maduro blend as opposed to the all Dominican M21. However there have been two distinguishing characteristics of the ffortissimo line. First up, ffortissimo represents some of the more powerful cigars to be released by Boutique Blends Cigars. Secondly, the ffortissimo is one of the more limited lines in the already small batch focused Boutique Blends portfolio. Recently I’ve had an opportunity to smoke the M20. I’ve considered 2014 to be the strongest year to date for Boutique Blends and the M20 represents another winner.
The name Ffortissimo comes from the world of music. Musical terms have been used on many Aging Room Cigars. This connection stems from company President Rafael Nodal’s passion on the world of music. The term fortissimo means “loud” and this is appropriate because the M20 ffortissimo is considered a bolder cigar. Like many of the small batch Aging Rooms, the M20 has ties to the calendar. It stands for when the blend was created: “M” stands for Monday and “20” stands for the day of the year.
Without further ado, let’s take a closer look a the Aging Room M20 ffortissimo and see what this cigar brings to the table.
As mentioned above, the M20 introduces a maduro into the ffortissimo using a San Andres Mexican wrapper over Dominican binder and filler. The cigar is made at Jochi Blanco’s Tabacalera Palma – the factory Boutique Blends has been partnering with for the past several years.
Wrapper: San Andres Mexican
The Aging Room M20 fortissimo available in one size – a 5 3/4 x 47. perfecto. As mentioned above, this is a box-press. While the M20 is the same size as the M21, it differs in that it is a box-pressed cigar.
LOVED this cigar. The flavors that come off this wrapper had me doing cart wheels. I’m serious, we are not endorsed by Aging Room either! Nothing but great things to say about this smoke, it was my smoke of the week. It forces you to pay attention to the flavors, they grab you and pull you in. Kicked up in strength, but flavors are spot on (tough to find something this strong with that much flavor). One of the best cigars I’ve had all year, and I’d fight chuck norris for one, just one!