Last year La Aurora Cigars brought the Preferidos Hors d'Age 2017 to IPCPR 2018. Now this year they are bringing the 2018 version. This year there will only be 500 boxes of 15 cigars released in the US market. It comes in one size, a 6 x 54 toro. The blend uses an Ecuadorian wrapper and binder, with fillers from Cibao Valley, Colombian, and Nicaragua. MSRP is set at $22.00 per stick. They are expected to ship September 2019.
I had high expectations going into this cigar with it being the 115th anniversary and all the hype over the last year. I have to say it did not disappoint as I enjoyed the flavor profile from beginning to end. I had to touch up the burn once or twice but overall it performed outstandingly. While the cigar is on the pricey side I would happily light up another given the chance. Highly recommend this cigar.
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"Even though this cigar was a mild/medium taste, the woody flavors had a nice balance throughout. There were flavors of oak and cherry wood with a nice campfire aroma coming from the smoke. The after-taste was not over powering and left a nice taste behind. Even though a bitter flavor showed, it did not come until almost at the end. Overall I am very pleased and would love to enjoy this one again." -Eric (smalls29)
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"This is a great cigar. It's certainly mild throughout, but the flavors were on point and is a great cigar for start the day. It reminds me why I enjoy smoking cigars; the relaxing nature, ease of smoking, and enjoyment of taking time out of the day to relax. I would certainly recommend this to someone who enjoys milder smoking experiences. " -Alan (Eulogy)
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"Ok...I like lonsdale and Lancero cigars but this was a very good cigar. It had depth of flavor and was very interesting. Construction was excellent, and the performance was really exemplary. I will gladly recommend this to anyone who is ready to move from mild to medium. Now to find out what it is so I can buy a box!" -Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
Last year La Aurora debuted the 115th Anniversary Limited Edition, which we reviewed here. This year they are showing off the regular production version at the IPCPR 2019 convention. The blend uses an Ecuadorian wrapper, Brazilian binder, and Dominican, Nicaraguan, and Brazilian fillers. It comes in four vitolas: Robusto 5x50 ($9.50 MSRP), Toro 5.75x54 ($10 MSRP), Belicoso 6.25x52 ($10.50 MSRP), Gran Toro 6x58 ($11 MSRP). The cigars will ship when IPCPR begins.
In all honestly, I don't think I would have liked this as newbie cigar smoker. Rich aged tobacco wasn't something that I was super into when I started smoking and it took time for me to appreciate the nuance and quality. That being said, this cigar has that rich aged tobacco flavor as its main and dominate flavor though out and depending on how much you personally enjoy it will greatly influence your thought of it. As far as burn, construction, and draw they were all top notch. Burned cool and consistence the entire time and the ash looked like stacked nickles. The smoke output was a bit lackluster to me. I enjoy a creamier and thicker smoke myself but it was far from thin. Certainly worth a try but keep a few hours free because it took just under three hours to finish this beast.
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"Overall this was a solid performing smoke. A bit full bodied and strong for sure, make sure you have something in your stomach before smoking this bad boy, it will hit you going into the second half. Flavors were spot on for a full bodied smoke and diverse enough to make it interesting. Try one out, may be your next full bodied goto!" -John A. (Bostoneo)
(Miami, Florida) April 24, 2017 – La Aurora is pleased to release the La Aurora 1903 Cameroon. The 1903 Cameroon is a line extension of the “time capsule” series, which also boasts the 1962 Corojo and 1987 Connecticut. These blends are dedicated to the years in which they began working with the type of respective wrapper used on each. The La Aurora 1903 Cameroon will begin this week.
La Aurora ADN Dominicano is the latest release of La Aurora, a cigar with an exceptional blend whose soul is the Andullo. Using this type of tobacco, La Aurora pays tribute to the oldest Dominican tobacco process and although little known today is deeply ingrained as an essential part of the Dominican Republic's tobacco culture and its processing practices for hundreds of years.