|Emilio AF Suave
Back in 2010, Fernandez released his own Connecticut Shade cigar called the San Lotano Connecticut. This was our #8 cigar for 2010 and one that we look upon as a game changing cigar for Ecuadorian/Connecticut Shade cigars. Personally, I was very anxious to see what he would do for Emilio given that the San Lotano was so good.
Fernandez and Griffith do not miss a beat here. The Emilio AF Suave provides Griffith’s Emilio line with a milder, Connecticut Shade cigar, yet fully flavorful. Flavors include vanilla, dried fruit, cream, but, and black pepper. The cigar has a flawless burn and draw to it. I found the versions shipped to retailers to be much smoother in the end than the original samples I smoked.
As for strength and body, this cigar does a great job expanding the limits of what is normally found on a Connecticut Shade cigar. I found the shipped versions to be mild to medium and even closer to medium in strength. The flavors are deep and robust and easily fall into the medium to full-bodied range. Like the original pre-review provided, I sample the corona vitola here as well.
Assessment: Nice to Have