“Simply put, the Casa Fernandez Aniversario Serie 2015 L.F. Celine is a home run. This cigar has great construction, delivers excellent flavor, and provides a nice amount of complexity.”
Wrapper: Aganorsa Corojo 99, Nicaragua (Jalapa)
Binder: Aganorsa, Nicaragua
Filler: Aganorsa, Nicaragua
Country of Origin: United States (Casa Fernandez Miami)
L.F. Celine: 6 x 56
Review: Casa Fernandez Aniversario Serie 2015 L.F. Celine
Brand Appearances on Countdown: 3 (2013, 2014, 2015)
Coming in at #8 is the Casa Fernandez Aniversario 2015 L.F. Celine. This cigar is part of the third installment for the Casa Fernandez Aniversario series. This line was introduced in 2013 with th Casa Fernandez Aniversario Boheme No. 35 to commemorate the Casa Fernandez’s 35th anniversary. In 2014, Casa Fernandez followed up the Casa Fernandez Anivesario Serie 2014 Ares. Both cigars finished as top ten cigars on Cigar Coop for 2014. For the Aniversario 2015 release, Casa Fernandez introduced two vitolas – one was a box-pressed lancero called Voleur, and the other is a 6 x 56 parejo called L.F. Celine. With the L.F. Celine, it was the first rounded cigar in the Aniversario line.
This is the third consecutive year Casa Fernandez has landed on the Countdown. Like the other installments, the Casa Fernandez Aniversario 2015 L.F. Celine is a Nicaraguan puro featuring the company’s signature Aganorsa Farm tobacco. Each size of the Aniversario line is blended to the vitola. This is the third Nicaraguan puro to make the 2015 Countdown.
The cigar is produced at the Casa Fernandez Miami factory – becoming the second U.S. made cigar to make the countdown.
The L.F. Celine delivers a highly complex flavor profile. Along the way it delivers a wide variety of flavors including: cedar, natural tobacco, pepper, cherry, earth, bread, and even a touch of caramel. The large ring gauge brings out the best of these flavors. This is a full-bodied smoke countered by medium to full strength.
For 2015, the Aniversario is a limited production line, but Casa Fernandez is considering making this an regular production line. Overall, this cigar is the total package – it has great flavor, great construction, and complexity. It cements the Aniversario line as one of Casa Fernandez’s best lines.
For details of the 2015 Cigar of the Year Countdown, see our December 2015 Editor’s Corner