Wednesday, July 21, 2010

La Aurora 107 Corona

Hello All it's been a while. I want to thank all of my great friends at Miami Cigars. They have provided me the opportunity of smoking the La Aurora 107 Aniversario Corona. This cigar hasn't hit the market yet. For those of you that read my blog I'm sorry if I may repeat myself but I've reviewed this cigar before but in a much different size and due to the smaller ring gauge the cigar handles and smokes completely different.

The La Aurora 107 is released to honor their 107 years in business. La Aurora is the oldest cigar maker in the Dominican. The La Aurora Serie Aniversario 107 is made using Dominican, Nicaraguan, and Ecuadorian tobaccos.

I shared this amazing cigar with some of my dearest friends and they liked it as much as I did. In fact I heard this is my favorite size more then I can say. I agree completely. Due to the size and the smaller ring gauge you can taste more of the binder and wrapper. It makes the cigar sweeter and a little more bold. I can't explain my excitement when I lit up this cigar. I'm usually not a fan of smaller ring gauges but this is the exception.

My first impression of the 107 was the cigar was well constructed with a veiny medium brown wrapper. The veins were neatly lined up all the way down the cigar. The band was beautifully made with the La Aurora trademark lion head prominently printed on the band with La Aurora Serie Aniversario 107. The wrapper had a very sweet smell with hints of honey. The foot of the cigar gave off a hint of spice. The cap cut very cleanly with my Monte Blanc scissor cutter.

At first light, I picked up a hint of pepper, cinnamon, honey and pine. The draw of the La Aurora 107 was clean and open, effortless and produced a perfect amount of rich white smoke. The smoke produced a sweet smell of wood and tobacco. The burn was perfectly even leaving behind a tight light grey, almost white ash.

At about the halfway mark the La Aurora is getting even more enjoyable. The cigar started to pickup notes of cedar, honey and sweet tobacco. The burn was still perfect with the tight light grey ash still attached. At this point the cigar has stabilized with less pepper.

At the finish I was a little concerned because I smoke cigars quickly that it would build up to a harsh end. I couldn’t have been more wrong. The final half of the La Aurora 107 finished incredibly smooth and flavorful. The cedar and cinnamon notes were still very prevalent with slight hints of sweet tobacco and honey notes that I loved. This beautiful cigar burned perfectly all the way through. In case you were wondering, the ash fell off about half way through. There were no real signs of nicotine in this stick. Mild to medium, very smooth and immensely enjoyable. I would recommend this cigar to anyone that enjoys a well priced (form what I read between $5 and $7) and well constructed cigar. I hope you all enjoy this cigar as much as I did and happy smoking.