Aganorsa Leaf Supreme Leaf Robusto
Posted on May 03 2022
Smoking Time: 73 Minutes
Cigars Smoked: 3
Body: Medium +
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo 99
Aganorsa grows tobacco for some major brands, including their own. They work closely with Warped and collaborate with brands like ATL and more. Supreme Leaf was created to showcase the high quality tobacco coming from Aganorsa, only being released 2 times a year, typically in a different vitola.
Visual Inspection: Aganorsa is new to me, but their tobacco is not. I often enjoy Warped’s cigars so I feel like I know what to expect. This robusto is softly box pressed, has a semi closed foot, and a triple cap on the head. There is a slight soft spot under the band and after using a double guillotine, a cold draw brings ample airflow that seems to be on the border of almost too much. Another cold draw brings very sweet notes of honey, milk chocolate, and light hay.
First Third: I avoided toasting the foot, because I wanted to fully appreciate the flavors that the semi closed foot brings. Immediately notes of an intense (but not too powerful) black pepper comes to the front, with a citrus peel garnish. Underneath comes more sub-flavors of milk chocolate, honey, and wheat.
Second Third: The draw is ample, as mentioned, it is almost too loose, but it fits right under that line, and produces a surprising amount of fragrant smoke. The burn line is a bit rough, however the flavors are coming in droves. A more diverse pepper joins the profile, but is almost missing on the retrohale. Notes of wheat, blonde espresso, powdered sugar, and pastry, are lingering after exhaling.
Last Third: The burn line has evened out very nicely. Corojo seems to be rather delicate compared to some other leaves, that being said there are slight cracks developing around the burn line, but aren’t causing the wrapper to unravel at all. The pepper is certainly the most forward flavor still, but the sweet undertones are so inviting the pepper doesn’t last long. Notes of cream, peanuts, and cream cheese danish have arrived.
Final Thoughts: If I were to crudely describe this cigar, it would be a mix of an Atabey, and a Foundation El Güegüense Corojo. This is a special cigar, it is complex, falls right above medium, and performs very well. Aganorsa undoubtedly knows what they're doing. This cigar is similar to a few from Warped’s portfolio, but stands out quite nicely from anything I've tried from Aganorsa’s collaborations, or core line cigars.