After winning the prestigious honor of Cigar Aficionado's No. 1 Cigar of the Year in 2019 with the Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua cigar, the company set out to craft the cigar's sequel, eventually materializing in the form of the Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua Sonata.
With co-owner Rafael Nodal being known for his musical background, it's no surprise that the cigar took on a musical theme (a sonata being a type of musical composition involving either a solo instrument or a small ensemble). In terms of the cigar, the small ensemble can be viewed as Rafael Nodal and cigarmaker A.J. Fernández, partnering once again to pay tribute to Nicaragua.
What does the Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua Sonata cigar taste like?
Like the former Quattro Nicaragua, the Sonata sequel is rolled entirely from Nicaraguan tobaccos. The blend is a touch milder than its predecessor, making use of longer fermentation times and using different seed varietals that really let this smoke sing. The cigars are box-pressed in shape, bringing out a cool smoking temperature and hitting satisfying notes of mineral-rich earth, toasted almonds, baker's cocoa, and light cabinet spices.