El Mayimbe by A J Fernandez Cigars

Wrapper: Pennsylvania Broadleaf Select
Binder: AJ Fernandez Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan, Honduran Jamastran, and “AJ Fernandez “Privativo”
Robusto: 5 x 56
Price: $14.50

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.

This cigar delivered notes of mocha along with notes of citrus, and white pepper. The retro-hale produced a very interesting exotic style spice. Overall I found the Robusto to hold its flavors better in the later stages. Meanwhile the burn and draw were excellent. Both the flavor and body were medium to full.

While not an inexpensive offering, this cigar delivers a very unique experience. These are supposed to make a comeback for 2015, but if you can find these, pick them up. It’s worth a box split.