Ave Maria Argentum Morning Star is the latest cigar released in the Ave Maria lineup from AJ Fernandez and company. Produced in small batch fashion down in Nicaragua, Ave Maria Argentum is a 5x58 perfecto aimed at experienced connoisseurs that have come to know and love the original Ave Maria blend but just want something more. Hand-rolled by only the most experienced torcedors, Ave Maria Argentum is a hearty blend of Nicaraguan filler and binder tobaccos bundled in a dark Connecticut broadleaf maduro wrapper. Sounds like your basic maduro cigar, right? Well, all it takes is a puff or two to realize that Argentum is something different.
AJ Fernandez does nothing in mediocrity. Even his most basic blends have been nothing short of mind-boggling. Ave Maria Argentum is no different. For a Maduro, the profile is quite complex and deep, combining rich flavor with velvety smoothness throughout the experience. Lighting up Argentum is like sinking your teeth into a chunk of dark chocolate. This chocolate note remains throughout the smoke, combining with bold notes of espresso, cedar, and sweet cinnamon. The finish is spicy and clean, and the retrohale is intense, yet luxurious. Delightfully full-bodied from beginning to end, Argentum is a true work of art that can't truly be described using mere words. One would have to experience it first-hand.
If you love the original Ave Maria series, Argentum Morning Star is a must-try. Experienced connoisseurs only, however, as Argentum is far too complex and rich for anything short of a heavily seasoned and experienced palate to truly appreciate. Argentum pairs well with dark beer or coffee and makes a delightful treat after a good meal. Aside from the original Ave Maria blend, fans of Argentum will likely be interested in trying Liga Undercrown and Oliva Serie V Maduro. Argentum is the Latin name for silver. That being said, Ave Maria Argentum is very appropriately named as it is something truly special in an ever-expanding world of premium cigars.