Last September, La Aurora released a new version of their 107 line, the 107 Nicaragua. This marks La Aurora’s first Nicaraguan puro, meaning it is blended 100% from Nicaraguan tobacco. ALthough it contains all Nicaraguan tobacco, it is rolled at their factory in Santiago, Dominican Republic.
This cigar was reviewed blind (no bands) by a panel of at least 4 reviewers. They did not know what they were smoking beforehand. The scores are an average of all the reviewers' scores with outliers removed.
The blend for the La Aurora 107 Nicaragua starts with a dark Nicaraguan Habano wrapper and finishes with Nicaraguan binder and filler. It is made in only vitolas: Robusto (5×50), Toro (5.75×54) and Gran Toro (6×58). All are packed in boxes of 20. MSRP ranges from $8.50 to $10.00.
Vitola: Robusto Length: 5″ Ring Gauge: 50 Country of Origin: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Factory: La Aurora S.A. Blender: Manuel Inoa Number of reviewers: 4 – Estevan Z.(TheRealBanzi) Jake P.(Jake P.) Jason H.(Jokey Smurf) John I. (John I.) Price: $8.50 Age: 7 Months Release Date: September 2020 Contributed by: Miami Cigar & Co
“This a beautiful chestnut cigar with even color throughout. Tight and nearly invisible seams that is finished with a triple cap. It is soft, silky, and oil. It is a very nice cigar to look at.” –Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)
“The aroma is slightly sweet and compost-y. There is a honey scent at the wrapper and a woodsy spice note at the foot that tickles my nose.” –Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
“The initial puffs of this cigar produce volumes of smoke… I’m super impressed with this! The first flavors are bold with rich earth and spicy black pepper. On the finish, I’m reminded of a bold dark roast coffee. Through the nose, the smoke is a smack in the face with sharp pepper and a warning to retrohale with caution!” –Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
“Pretty potent right off the bat. Begins woody and really rich. Big oily mouthfeel. Twenty minutes in and I’m finding this really enjoyable. Not terribly nuanced, but a nice core with a big dark richness. There are some spice and leathery notes on the finish. Nice and bold overall.”-John I. (John I.)”
“Entering this third the profile stays the same. You have to dig really deep to pull anything out of the cigar. In doing so I find graham cracker in both the palate and the sinuses. The smoke is silky smooth and the finish is long.” –Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)
“Continues to display big rich dark woody flavors. Tremendous construction as well. Strength hasn’t grown very much, but it started out pretty potent. The mouthfeel of this continues to impress, with lots of slick greasy smoke that thoroughly gets into the palate.”-John I. (John I.)
“Into the final portion the code is fading just a bit and the earth is evolving a bit into peat and charred wood. I really enjoy this transition.” –Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
“We finally get a changeup. There is a deep rich tobacco flavor that takes the lead. Mix in a great cacao flavor and you get the best that this cigar has to offer. The retro is nothing but licorice. The finish stays long and the smoke has stayed velvety smooth. This cigar definitely ends on a high note.” –Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)
Overall Impressions – La Aurora 107 Nicaragua Robusto
“The draw was ok. At times it was free and clean, creating ample amounts of smoke. Then it would change course and became tight and made it hard to get any smoke production. In the end, the cigar performed like a cigar should.” –Estevan Z.(TheRealBanzi)
“The burn line of this cigar was thick but straight throughout. It burned even for the whole smoking experience. No touch-ups ups needed.” –Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)
“I’m really impressed with the construction of this cigar. The appearance was spectacular and the performance was a match… nearly perfect.” –Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
“This was a good cigar. It may not be a cigar that commands your whole attention, but still good nonetheless. Though there were not too many profile changes they are distinct and notable. The last third was head and shoulders the best this cigar had to offer. I hate using the term but this cigar is very cubanesque in profile and would be a welcomed recommendation for a full-time Cuban smoker looking to branch out of the comfort zones. If you like Cuban cigars you should search it out and give it a try.” –Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)
“This started off like it was going to be a good smoke. Then it all just turned. I think I may have just gotten a bad apple. I will be very interested to read the rest to see if anyone else had the same thing.” –Jake P. (Jake P.)
“This cigar hit on all cylinders for me… construction, draw, flavors… I’m a definite fan of this flavor profile and would recommend this to anyone who can handle full flavors and strength…I love it! My only complaint would be the resting aroma… it was not nearly as pleasant as the flavors and was sharp and harsh. Fortunately, I got to smoke this excellent cigar and enjoy the flavors it presented.”-Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
“Great may be a slight overstatement. If there had been a little bit more going on in terms of flavor it would have been nice, however, what was there was really solid and the construction impeccable. Overall the flavor profile of rich woodiness and tons of slickness worked for me, and the occasional burst of leather, fruit, and some floral qualities added enough diversion to keep me interested. I’d definitely smoke a bunch more of these.” –John I. (John I.)
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Blind Cigar Review: La Aurora | 107 Nicaragua Robusto
Blind Cigar Review: La Aurora | 107 Nicaragua Robusto
"This cigar hit on all cylinders for me... construction, draw, flavors... I’m a definite fan of this flavor profile and would recommend this to anyone who can handle full flavors and strength...I love it! My only complaint would be the resting aroma... it was not nearly as pleasant as the flavors and was sharp and harsh. Fortunately, I got to smoke this excellent cigar and enjoy the flavors it presented. "-Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)