Cigar Review: Artesano Del Tobacco Viva La Vida Atlantic Toro

Initial Thoughts:

Today's smoke could easily be called the Viva La Vida 2.0. This cigar from the AJ Fernandez factory is a prerelease Artesano Del Tobacco Viva La Vida Atlantic Toro.

However, unlike the original Viva La Vida, the Atlantic has a different fermentation and aging process than its predecessor. The Atlantic was fermented with higher temperatures to bring out the oils in the cigar and then aged for a year longer than the original.

While last years' review was somewhat underwhelming, I'm very much looking forward to this Atlantic Toro.


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Brand: AJ Fernandez, Artesano Del Tobacco
Line: Viva La Vida, Atlantic
Size: 6 x 56 Box Press
Cut: Guillotine
Light: Torch
Price: Unknown – Prerelease
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano Oscuro 2000
Binder: Nicaraguan Corojo
Filler: Nicaraguan Criollo

Through the first half and middle of the cigar, the draw was ok, but I struggle to get a consistent amount of smoke.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, the flavors on the Artesano Del Tobacco Viva La Vida Atlantic Toro were decent. The draw was decent. The burn, also decent. That word, “decent,” seems to describe the Atlantic perfectly.

If you like Viva La Vida cigars, you'll like the Atlantic. It's better, more flavorful, and more premium, yet similar. But for me, the overall experience has, well, decent. The Artesano Del Tobacco Viva La Vida Atlantic Toro earns a CigarScore 4.

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