For the past couple of months I have been trying to get my hands on the Fallen Angel box-pressed Churchill and I finally found a couple the other day to insert into my review schedule. So without further ado this is what I found…
- Cigar Size: 7 x 48 Churchill Box-Pressed
- Wrapper: Sumatra Ecuadorian Oscuro: 7th cut
- Binder: Nicaraguan
- Filler: Nicaraguan Ligero
- Cutting Method: Xikar guillotine
- Paired with: Diet Pepsi – auto drip coffee
- Price: $7.00
Visually inspecting this cigar I found it to be well constructed. The high priming’s oscuro wrapper was rolled on with near seamless care and it only contained the finest of veins. Testing the aromas from the foot I found a pleasant mix of dried fruit and tobacco. Once the end was cut the free cold draw had the same fruity sweetness with a touch of white pepper. To the hand this was a fairly light cigar, it was packed well, but not as firmly as I expected it to be but there were no spongy areas.
Once the Fallen Angel was burning the first few draws were a mild bodied mix of caramel, brown sugar, white pepper and tobacco. Checking flavors with a retro hale I found mild dried fruit. Into the second half of the cigar the smoke took on a dry red wine type of finish and the flavor mix turned to a combination of molasses, fruit and coffee. As the cigar finished the strength moved into the medium body range.
Burn wise the Fallen Angel was great. The slightly wavy burn produced a soft dark gray striped as that surprised me by staying put until the middle of the cigar. Smoking time for this cigar was a respectable 60 minutes.
This was another cigar that actually paired better with the coffee than the soda. The AJ Fernandez -Fallen Angel goes into my book as a winner and it’s on my “to-buy-list”, if the price is right.
Box worthy: Yes