Aganorsa Leaf Connecticut is somewhat of a tricky cigar to pin down. The blend was first introduced at the cigar industry's annual trade show (IPCPR) in 2016, using the company's modernized "arm holding tobacco leaves" logo and being named AGANORSA Leaf TABSA Connecticut. But the cigar has since transformed in appearance, falling in line with other Casa Fernandez cigars, making for a more consistent look from the rapidly expanding Aganorsa family of cigars.
As with all other Aganorsa Leaf cigars, this blend begins with the Fernández family's prized Nicaraguan tobaccos (also known as Aganorsa leaves), incorporated throughout the cigar's binder and filler. But where most other Aganorsa cigars are finished with the family's own Corojo or Criollo tobaccos, the Aganorsa Leaf Connecticut pivots, borrowing the wrapper ingredient from outside the company's comfort zone of Nicaragua. Instead, a delicate, shade-grown Connecticut leaf from Ecuador has been chosen, imparting a much more mild and nuanced expression from Aganorsa.
Enthusiasts can expect a familiar, Cubanesque character with Aganorsa Leaf Connecticut; although the overall body has been dialed back a notch or two. Flavors range from graham cracker crust, to vanilla, honey, buttered crackers, and sourdough bread.