San Lotano Oval by A.J. Fernandez

Switching things up a little bit this week, I decided to record my first video cigar review. I really appreciate the great feedback you all have given me for my first two written reviews, but several people asked me to try my hand at video reviews as well. So, I figured I’d give it a shot and get in front of the camera for a change. And what better way to start off with my first video review than with the San Lotano Oval by A.J. Fernandez. It’s no secret that I’m a fan of A.J.’s stuff, so I knew I had to get my hands on a couple of these sticks as soon as the cigar was released.

San Lotano Oval by the numbers:
Vitola: Corona
Size: 5×44
Wrapper: Habano 2000 (aged 4+ years)
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua, Honduras, A.J. Fernandez Secret Filler
Strength: Medium
Factory: AJ Fernandez in Esteli, Nicaragua
No. smoked for review: 3
Duration: 75 minutes
Source: purchased by the reviewer
Price: $7.00
Twitter: @AJFcigars

Is the San Lotano Oval yet another home run for A.J.? Watch and find out…

Soundtrack: “It Moves Me” by The Empty Vessels (used with permission) | @theEmptyVessels |

So what do you think? Should I stick to written reviews or would you like me to toss in a video review every now & then? Which format do you prefer: written, video, or a combination of both like Mike often does? Let me know in the comments section, and remember to offer up your suggestions for my signature catch-phrase as well (no, “umm… uhh…” doesn’t count — I’ll try to cut back on those next time).

About Charlie:
Charlie has been enjoying cigars since 2000 and generally prefers a medium-bodied, full-flavored smoke. A USAF vet, he is currently pursuing a PhD in computer science, focusing on artificial intelligence and computational linguistics. Originally from Connecticut and now residing in Delaware, Charlie is also a fan of football, science fiction, political philosophy, and single malt scotch. You can contact Charlie on Twitter @greenbacker