Shaping-wise, this is a simple, if quite large and capacious neoclassical bent Apple. Ardor being Ardor, however, they had to do something to make it uniquealy Ardor. Enter the Meteora finish, with its unmistakable interplay of chiseled lines and organic rustication. The result is a rounded handful of briar with a stimulating look and feel in hand a like, and that, of course, can hardly be mistaken for the work of any other marque.
- Eric N. Squires