Master blender AJ Fernandez has done it again with San Lotano Oval Connecticut. This uniquely shaped handmade joins ranks with the original Oval and Oval Maduro. The original version swept up accolades including a 91-rating and the honor of being called one of the Top 25 Cigars of the Year. So to say expectations were high for AJ Fernandez and this latest addition to the Oval family would be an understatement. But as expected, he succeeded with ease.
It’s a relatively new concept. The Oval shape can best be described as a round box-press, which looks attractive and also delivers a long, cool, slow-burning experience that really lets the flavors breathe. San Lotano Oval Connecticut features a silky Connecticut wrapper on the outside and a solid core of Nicaraguan, Honduran, and proprietary long-fillers on the inside. Mild to medium-bodied, you can expect nuances of nuts, leather, and cedar that gradually build in intensity. This is one rare find that you won’t want to miss.