Cigar Czars



Review of Diesel Atonement Cigar

By: Gary Manelski

Diesel Atonement is a limited edition cigar that shipped exclusively to TAA retailers during October 2022. Atonement was created by AJ Fernandez and Justin Andrews, and is made with an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, Connecticut Broadleaf binder, and a blend of Nicaraguan filler tobaccos. Only one Toro (6 x 52) box-pressed size priced at $10 is available. For more information, please refer to the press release.

The sample Diesel Atonement Toro cigar began with a bold peppery and earthy flavor along with a modest dose of natural tobacco sweetness. After 5-10 minutes, the cigar tamed down a bit and became somewhat smoother with less pepper. Earth was the predominate flavor, and the cigar was still bold and full bodied, as well as being nicely balanced. After about 20 minutes, I started pacing myself and not puffing as much, after being more than satisfied by the cigar's bold flavor at the beginning.

The Diesel Atonement cigar had a good draw, held a medium-to-long ash, and had an even burn for the most part, but a couple of minor touch-ups were applied after 25 and 45 minutes. At the 55-minute mark, the cigar went out and required a relight. It took me a total of 65 minutes to smoke the Diesel Atonement Toro down to 1½ inches remaining.

The Diesel Atonement is a limited edition and very bold cigar made for cigar connoisseurs, and would not be appropriate for newer cigar smokers. Only one thousand 10-count boxes were produced. I rate this cigar with a very good 4 points on a 5-point scale. This is the type of cigar that I could enjoy from time to time, but for my palate, it is just a bit too bold to smoke on a regular basis.

Disclosure: Review samples were provided by the manufacturer.

Diesel Atonement Cigar
Diesel Atonement Cigar