Next month at the 2018 IPCPR Trade Show and Convention, AJ Fernandez Cigars will introduce a maduro counterpart to its Belles Artes line.
The Bellas Artes brand from AJ Fernandez is going dark. Cloaked in an inky, Brazilian Mata Fina wrapper, Bellas Artes Maduro will be released at the upcoming IPCPR trade show this summer, and it’s blended with plenty of tobacco that Fernandez grows himself.
The Belles Artes Maduro will feature a Brazilian Mata Fina wrapper, San Andres binder, and all Nicaraguan fillers from Fernandez’ farms. The cigar will be available in four box-pressed sizes – each packaged in 20-count boxes. According to Cigar Aficionado, pricing ranges between $9.00 and $11.00. While it’s a maduro counterpart to Belles Artes, the Maduro uses different tobaccos for the binder and filler.
While Fernandez has worked with Brazilian wrappers before – most notably on the San Lotano Habano, this will be the first brand in the company’s portfolio to introduce a Mata Fina wrapper.
At a glance, here is a look at the AJ Fernandez Belles Artes Maduro:
Wrapper: Brazilian Mata Fina Maduro
Binder: San Andres Mexican
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (Tabacalera Fernandez)
Bellas Artes Maduro is available in the same four box-pressed sizes as the current Belles Artes Natural offering.
Robusto Extra: 5 x 52
Short Churchill: 6 x 48
Toro: 6 x 54
Gordo: 6 1/2 x 58