As much a work of art as a cigar, the Aristoff brand was launched with a big fanfare of Cigar Aficionado ads at the Retail Tobacco Dealers Association show in Nashville in August 1998 after 3 years of development. Hand crafted in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic, the brand was designed to be as good as it gets and is recognized widely for its two hard-to-roll shapes and medium body. Aristoff offers their smokes in either a light Connecticut (milder) shade wrapper, a darker Cameroon (mild-to-med) wrapper or lastly, a savory Brazilian maduro wrapper which our panel preferred. Aristoff has consistently received very high ratings across the board and after smoking several samples ourselves, our panel agreed unanimously that we should without a doubt feature this line as soon as possible. We know that you’ll be pleased with this cigar. It is truly a fine smoke. Enjoy!
Immediately note a rich, dark, moderately veiny Brazilian maduro wrapper that begs you to light it. Our samples were expertly rolled. No soft spots and just the right amount of firmness. On a side note, the tobacco in this cigar simply smells good! Look for a moderately slow burn. Note significant smoke volume. We picked up toasty cocoa and big good tobacco flavor! The Brazilian maduro wrapper lends a slightly sweet quality to this smoke. Look for a long, pleasant finish on the tongue. Overall, very satisfying taste and construction. Consider pairing it with a thick, oatmeal stout.
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