Distinctive Pelo de Oro tobacco was once popular in Cuba, but because of its susceptibility to blue mold disease and its low yields, it is hardly grown anymore. Collaborating with farmer A.J. Fernandez allowed Rafael Nodal access to Fernandez’ coveted Pelo de Oro harvest.
Hoyo La Amistad, Macanudo Estate Reserve 2015, Oliva Serie V, San Cristóbal (Paradiso) Quintessence, Vegueros, A.J. Fernandez New World Connecticut, Aging Room Pelo de Oro, Balmoral Añejo XO, CLE Chele and Doña Nieves Sentimiento were among the best reviewed and rated cigars in the Cigar Journal Winter Edition 2016.