In 2013 Casa Fernández celebrated its 35th anniversary with the Aniversario Bohème No. 35, then for the next two years released new Aniversario blends to continue the celebration. When the 2015 Aniversario releases were announced however, it was hinted that it would potentially be the end of the series. The next year came and went without an announcement of a new version, and now halfway through 2017 it appears that the line has been abandoned.
When I reviewed the 2014 Ares release, it had a wonderful start and was on track to be a spectacular cigar, though after the first third the cigar spiraled downward into a disaster of relights and harshness, I wanted to put the last sample I had away for a few years and revisit it later. A few months short of the three year mark I found it in my humidor and thought now was as good a time as any. Here’s what I originally had to say about the cigar: