Cigar Review: Aurora 100 Anos Robusto
I have been so busy, and getting ready for the new baby takes up most of my time. My wife Emily is ready to pop at any time. She has 3 weeks to go before her due date but things are beginning to happen already. This weekend we got a little down time and I got a chance to drink a couple beers with the neighbor while the kids swam in the pool. I also got a chance to enjoy a cigar I picked up a month or so ago call Aurora 100 Anos.
Filler: Corojo Dominicano and Piloto Cubano
Wrapper: Dominican Corojo
Sizes: No. 4, Robusto, Belicoso & Churchill
Taste: Full bodied
Information from the Website:
One hundred years ago, Don Eduardo LeÃ³n Jimenes, pioneer in the tobacco production in the Cibao Valley, had a vision. He knew that with hard work and perseverance his ambitions would become realities. What began as a dream, with patience and faith, become the first cigar factory in Guazumal, Santiago: La Aurora cigar factory.
Today we commemorate a century of its history and traditions with Aurora 100â€™s. A cigar blended with the best tobacco harvested in the fertle Cibao Valley by tobacco workers that perform their work with love and dexterity that only time and the secret inherited from generation to generation can give. Passing through the most rigorous leaves selection, dried under a fresh shadow and hand rolled by skilled artisans, to offer softness and incomparable exquisite taste to the richest and most select national premium seal; Aurora 100â€™s is the concrete representation of legendary centennial La Aurora Cigar Factory, symbol of quality and tradition, which has transcended with continuous effort and dedication.
Pre-light: This is a nice looking cigar that is a dark caramel color. The wrapper is oily and smooth that looks so tempting. It had a couple mid sized veins running through it a perfect foot and a cap that had a small wrinkle in it. Has a little spice on the predraw and has a worn leather smell.
The Taste: A lot of richness, some leather, a little spice and flavors I could not pick out. A very complex cigar that kept me interested and thinking through the whole smoke. The smoke itself is very smooth and non aggressive.
The burn: The cigar never burned true and went out on me once. I needed to touch it up a couple times. It had a case of premature ashing early in this venture but corrected itself holding a solid white ash about an inch.
Over all: I have issue with the burn on this cigar. I would normally give this a pass (as shit happens) but not on a $12+ cigar. When paying that much I expect a good burning smoke. Luckily though the flavor makes up for it. I will (try) smoke more of these when I find them and have $12 to burn. If you like full bodied cigars I say a must try, but you better hurry because they are not shipping anymore!
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