The Ashton Symmetry has been a project that has been in the making for four years now and it is the first new release from Ashton in almost ten years. The Ashton Symmetry was blended by Carlos "Carlito" Fuente Jr. and made at Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia in the Dominican Republic and Fuente's Un Bien Vecino located in Esteli, Nicaragua.
Ashton Symmetry received an outstanding 94-rating and rated #6 in the Top 25 Cigars of 2017 by Cigar Aficionado magazine!
Cigar Aficionado said, "Many years in the making, the Ashton Symmetry debuted in 2014, and the company could not have chosen a better name. If you take a bit of poetic license, you could interpret the word “symmetry” to also mean balance, and this blend is a case study in balance. Symmetry is made in the Dominican Republic by the Fuentes. If you’re familiar with Ashton’s portfolio, Symmetry falls somewhere in between the VSG line and the Cabinet line in terms of strength. In terms of character, it has all the finesse of an Ashton product, but unlike other Ashtons, the Symmetry contains some Nicaraguan tobacco. This is a first for an Ashton-branded cigar.
In this blend, a pristine Ecuadoran wrapper brings together the Symmetry’s Dominican and Nicaraguan tobacco for a sublime smoking experience rich in black cherry notes, spicy cinnamon and coffee bean, and that’s just on the first puffs. Notes of almond, vanilla and toast continue to unfold all in beautiful balance—or symmetry."
This is a medium to full bodied smoke with a fantastic Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Dominican binder, and Dominican and Nicaraguan long-fillers. The Ashton Symmetry is the first Ashton-branded cigar to have Nicaraguan tobacco as well. This magnificent cigar releases aromas of caramel, sweet notes, hints of pepper and creaminess. Part of the reason the Ashton Symmetry had been delayed for so long is due to the fact that one of the Fuente's tobacco warehouse was on fire in 2011 but that didn't stop Ashton and Fuente from finally releasing another exceptional cigar collaboration along with the Ashton Classic, Cabinet Selection, Aged Maduro and VSG.
Handcrafted in the Domincian Republic, Ashton Symmetry is a small-batch, proprietary creation blended by legendary cigar-maker, Carlito Fuente. Proudly expressing many years of experience and adherence to the foremost disciplines in growing and aging tobacco, Ashton Symmetry reveals a beautifully proportioned merger of Dominican tobaccos from Chateau de la Fuente and Villa Gonzalez, as well as some rare tobaccos from Esteli, Nicaragua. The genesis of regional influences is certain to establish Ashton Symmetry as the new precedent for complexity in the market.
Silky Ecuador Habano wrappers unveil an unrivaled harmony of power and finesse. Classic Fuente spice and oak notes flourish early on and praise an irresistible warm, emergent cream. Leather and lush figs chaperone the sense on an elaborate, medium to full-bodied tour. The strength is smooth and pronounced in an enticing, civil fashion, while soft aromas of coffee and cedar coalesce into a superbly balanced finish.