AJ Fernandez Enclave Robusto Cigar and White blend wine Pairing

AJ Fernandez Enclave Robusto Cigar and White blend wine Pairing

Posted by Francois Pistorius on 9th Sep 2021

AJ Fernandez Enclave Robusto Cigar and White blend wine Pairing

The AJ Fernandez Enclave Robusto cigar is an AJ winner.

The cigar has a perfect balance from start to finish.

This post features the AJ Fernandez Enclave Robusto Cigar and a White blend wine pairing.

AJ Fernandez manufactures premium rated cigars. The Enclave Cigar line is premium, handcrafted in the Tabacalera Fernandez cigar factory in Esteli, Nicaragua.

Raised in Cuba, AJ Fernandez grew up in the rich tradition of the Fernandez cigar legacy. AJ Fernandez produces the Enclave and many other cigars lines in Esteli, Nicaragua.

AJ ensures superior quality by overseeing day-to-day operations at Tabacalera Fernandez. He inherited untold techniques and learned patience to grow the filler tobaccos. The Enclave filler tobacco grows from prized seeds exclusive to the Fernandez family.

The Enclave line of cigars embodies the rich Fernandez family traditions. His Grandfather grew tobacco in pre-Castro Cuba in their hometown of San Luis.

In AJ Fernandez words: "I learned the importance of patience and time when working with premium tobacco. I also received many of Cuba's most envied cigar making secrets. It is a blessing. The key to my success is the dedicated commitment to that tradition."

AJ Fernandez produces cigars in memory of his Grandfather Andres Fernandez and his father, Ismael Fernandez.

The Enclave cigar is a medium to full-bodied premium cigar covered in a brown Habano Rosado wrapper leaf. The wrapper surrounds a toasty Cameroon binder.

AJ uses aged Nicaraguan long-filler for the Enclave cigars exclusively grown on the AJ Fernandez farm. 

AJ Fernandez Enclave Robusto Cigar

Length 5 inches

Ring Gauge 52

Shape Robusto

Taste Sweet and Peppery

Strength Medium to Full

Price - Check website.

Filler Cameroon and Nicaraguan

Binder Cameroon and Nicaraguan

Wrapper Habano Rosado wrapper from Ecuador

Country Nicaragua

AJ Fernandez Enclave Robusto Cigar

AJ Fernandez Enclave is a medium to full-bodied cigar blend handmade in Nicaragua. The cigar offers sweet and peppery notes originating from Cameroon and Nicaraguan long-filler tobacco.

The wrapper is a rich and oily Habano Rosado leaf. 

AJ Fernandez Enclave Robusto Dry Aroma

The first aroma out of the cellophane gives wet grass, smokey barn, aged wine cellar and smoked ham on the nose. The scent is personal. You might pick up different aromas.

Enclave Robusto Dry Draw

The cigar draw is light and smooth cut with a V-cutter.

Enclave Robusto First Puff

The first puff is meaty smooth. The cigar gives toasted crisps, smokey ham and cheese flavours while smoking. You can taste a combination of light, toasty and creamy flavours while smoking.

The smoked ham is prominent, but as I mentioned, scent and tastes differ for everyone. The cured fatty meat flavours are fantastic and evolve into smooth, spicy notes. 

White Blend Chardonnay & Viognier

The White blend Nose

The wine gives fresh pineapple, dried fruit and peaches that combine into a fruit salad on the nose. The scent of ripe peach skins is prominent.

The White blend Taste

The wine has light acidity with ripe fruits. Ripe peaches again are prominent in the taste. The wine has a smooth, light buttery aftertaste. You could pick up fried or baked peaches due to the sweetness of the wine. The wine finishes with a waxy buttery aftertaste known to Chardonnay and Viognier. 

Enclave Robusto Cigar and Chardonnay Viognier white blend pairing

The Enclave cigar paired with the Chardonnay Viognier white blend is spicy. The duo gives fruit and cream cheese with smokey spice on the pairing.

Smokey cheese, smokey ham with ripe fruit flavours are all possible when you sip the wine.

The wine is fruity with balanced acidity. The pairing combination leaves smooth, smokey flavours on your palate. It is a tasty pairing making the wine an excellent complement to the Enclave cigar. Wines that complement your smoke make a good pairing.

Enclave Robusto and Brandy

After the wine, I tried a sip of brandy with the Enclave. Like all good sweeter spirits, it is too easy. The pairing is smooth, enhancing the meaty spices tasted in the Enclave cigar.

White Blend Wine and Enclave Robusto Cigar Pairing Conclusion

Even after relighting, the cigar smoked brilliant. The smooth spice and meaty fattiness kept developing through the entire smoke. The Enclaves aroma captivates you with peppery and spicy notes.

To enjoy your smoke, even more, you could have a few slices of cured meat to enjoy while you puff.

Each cigar is unique. The AJ Fernandez sampler pack is a super enjoyable flavour odyssey. It is a collection of cigars that each smoke different, offering a smoking variety.

The collection is exciting. You could buy a sampler pack for a travel trip or stagger between other cigars. Each cigar in the pack pairs well with wines.

To enjoy the full taste of each cigar, match the flavour profile with the wines or drinks you enjoy.

You can buy the AJ Fernandez Enclave Robusto part of the Fresh pack. The Enclave line is also available in other cigar sizes.

The Enclave Robusto is A must-try cigar for all fans of AJ Fernandez cigars.

Click the link below to view the selection of AJ Fernandez cigars. AJ Fernandez Cigars