Santa Clara, Inc. is beginning broader distribution of the newly introduced Montecristo Crafted by A. J. Fernandez line of cigars. Montecristo Crafted by A.J. Fernandez is a collaboration between the Altadis U.S.A. Montecristo brand and Tabacalera Fernandez and is being crafted exclusively for Santa Clara, Inc.

Made in Nicaragua from the finest Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, San Andrés binder, and Nicaraguan and Honduran filler, this box-pressed, oscuro-wrapped cigar is an eye-catching masterpiece.

An icon, Montecristo has been the benchmark for luxury and quality since 1935. With this long tradition of excellence, the Montecristo name can only be entrusted to craftsmen capable of building on this proud legacy. A.J. Fernandez has been chosen by Altadis U.S.A. to add his name to the history of the Montecristo brand for this new, exclusive cigar.

A. J. Fernandez began his career creating cigars for some of the biggest names in the industry before launching his own brands. His brands developed a cult following among cigar aficionados. And his factory, which began with just 6 rollers, now produces over 9 million sticks per year.

The Montecristo Crafted by A. J. Fernandez delivers a range of bold flavors from sweet to savory, with notes and nuances of dark cocoa, espresso, leather and licorice.

We are extremely proud to deliver to the market this collaborative project between two exciting entities. The blend they put together really makes a statement for both companies and I can’t wait to hear the customers reactionRob Norris, President of Santa Clara, Inc.

Montecristo Crafted by A.J. Fernandez will be available to the public on December 1, 2016 at

Montecristo Crafted by A.J. Fernandez cigar

Montecristo Crafted by A. J. Fernandez Breakdown

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
  • Binder: Mexican San Andrés
  • Filler: Nicaraguan | Honduran
  • Factory: Tabacalera Fernandez S.A. (Nicaragua)
  • Production: Shop Exclusive / Small Batch
  • Packaging: 10-ct boxes
  • Vitolas: 5
  • Price: $9.95 – $12.50
  • Release Date: 12/1/2016


  • Figurado: 4 x 52
  • Robusto: 5 x 52
  • Toro: 6 x 50
  • Gordo: 6 x 60
  • Churchill: 7 x 50
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