At the 2017 IPCPR Trade Show, AJ Fernandez Cigars showcased a maduro offering under its Enclave brand known as Enclave Broadleaf. Over the years, master blender and company owner AJ Fernandez has become well-known for working with Pennsylvania Broadleaf for other brands. In the case of the Enclave Broadleaf, it uses a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. While Fernandez has also worked with the Connecticut Broadleaf for other manufacturers, it’s something that hasn’t been as much of a focus as the Pennsylvania Broadleaf. In this case, the Enclave Broadleaf becomes the first regular production Broadleaf offering under the brick and mortar side of AJ Fernandez Cigars.
In addition to the Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, the Enclave Broadleaf features all Nicaraguan tobaccos from Estelí, Jalapa, and Pueblo Nuevo. The cigars are being shipped in three sizes: Robusto, Toro, and Churchill. Each size is packaged in 2o- count boxes.
The original Enclave (Habano) blend was introduced in 2015. It was positioned as a value-priced offering between $6.00 and $7.00. The Broadleaf will carry a slightly higher price point between $8.50 and $9.50.
At a glance here is a look at the AJ Fernandez Enclave:
The best way to sum this blend up is that it is very different than most AJ Fernandez blends. Most notably is the use of Cameroon for the binder and Piloto Cubano in the filler.
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (Tabacalera Fernandez)
Robusto: 5 x 52
Toro: 6 x 52
Figuardo: 6 1/2 x 52
Churchill: 7 x 52