|Shapes||Churchill, Short Robusto|
We don't often hear much about Mexican cigar tobacco, and that's a shame because they produce some very tasty leaf. Most of the time, San Andres-grown wrappers tend to be on the dark side, but they also produce some golden-brown capas with a more delicate flavor, and leave it to a blending master like Abe Flores to make excellent use of this tobacco.
Abe only allows a handful of teams to produce his AFR cigars, and for AFR-75 San Andres Claro, he selected a San Andres Claro capa that's thinner and silkier than the maduro or oscuro versions. A Nicaraguan Criollo '98 binder is nestled underneath, along with long-fillers from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and the US. Expect notes of sweet wood and dark fruit, cream, mellow coffee, and subtle spice. For a medium to full-bodied experience that's amazingly smooth, give AFR-75 San Andres Claro a shot.