Aganorsa Leaf Supreme Leaf Rothschild
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Cigar Review: Supreme Leaf Rothschild

The Aganorsa Leaf Supreme Leaf Rothschild is the 8th release in the line since its debut at the Tobacco Plus Expo in 2020. Prior releases have been Robusto (5 x 52, March 2020), Toro (6 x 54, July 2020), Corona Gorda (6 x 46, February 2021), Torpedo (6 x 54, August 2021), Robusto (5 x 54, February 2022), Toro (6 x 52, February 2023) and Perfecto (6 x 54, December 2023).

This time around the cigar is released in 20 count boxes and in the shortest format to date. “The vast majority of the vitolas released in Supreme Leaf have been between five and six inches long and 52-54 ring,” states Terence Reilly, who serves as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “This latest vitola is a bit shorter and a bit thinner. A Rothschild is a classic size and the blend gains a more robust flavor without a loss of balance in this format. 

The 8th release is also the largest release with 2,800 boxes of 20 being made.

Cigar Review: Aganorsa Leaf Supreme Leaf
Size: 4.5 x 50
Nicaragua Corojo ’99
March, 2024
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The Cigar: Sporting one of the gaudiest bands in the business of matte purple, orange and chiffon yellow that looks like it was made in MS-Paint; the Supreme Leaf stands out. The box pressed Rothschild feels like another cigar made in Nicaragua and features a closed food. The wrapper has a nice amount of oils present with some thin veins and a subtle brindle. In the hand the cigar is hefty with no voids of tobacco.

The Taste: The cold draw serves up some notes of leather, tannins and a touch of graham while the aroma from the foot of the cigar  and wrapper has a subtle cocoa to it. Once the cigar is lit there is an abundance of spice as we smoke though the covered the foot.

As we smoke into the first third the spice remains strong in the form of red and black pepper with hints of cashews that linger in the background. As we approached the end of the first third the pepper components pull back considerably with notes of cashews, cloves and a touch of cinnamon. The retrohale awakens the sinuses with white pepper and cinnamon.

The second third sees the nutty notes become the focal point with a touch of caramel that occasionally makes an appearance before the halfway point before disappearing. As we cross over past the halfway point the spice begins to return with notes of birch, cinnamon and an abundance of red pepper.

The final third of the Aganorsa Leaf Supreme Leaf Rothschild sees the notes of pepper pull back once again as notes nuts and wood  become the focal point with leather that becomes more dominant by the time the cigar is put down. The retrohale is salty and leathery which increases the leather on the palate.

Conclusion: The Aganorsa Leaf Supreme Leaf is a pepper bomb and it is the quintessential cigar from the Miami based cigar company with a factory in Nicaragua. It’s a release I look forward to, but the Rothschild felt a bit more one dimensional in comparison to past releases.While it lacks complexity it is still an good smoke though and it is definitely on the worth picking up a box due to the rarity and they tend to age very well.

Score: 89
Price: $10.00

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