La Aurora Cigars has unveiled a new extension to their 107 line, the 107 Nicaragua. This will be La Aurora's first Nicaraguan puro, meaning it's made entirely of Nicaraguan tobacco. It will still be rolled at their Dominican Republic factory.
Today, Miami Cigar & Company has announced a new TAA exclusive cigar, the La Aurora TAA Exclusivo. The TAA Exclusivo uses a Habana Vuelta Arriba wrapper from Ecuador, binder from Cibao Valley, DR, and fillers from Cibao Valley, Dominican Republic and Broadleaf Pennsylvania. It is described as a full-bodied cigar.
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"I really dug this cigar even though it's not something that's in my normal flavor profile. While the flavors were consistent throughout they were fairly satisfying. I really enjoyed the saltiness begging me to have something close at hand to drink. The burn was excellent. The ash fell through each third. This cigar was just a solid performer from start to finish." -Isaac M. (The Nothing)
La Aurora Cigars has announced an new addition to their 107 lineup: 107 Cosecha 2007. This is a followup to the 2017 release of the 107 Cosecha 2006. The 2007 vintage will debut at IPCPR 2019 and contains tobacco all harvested from the same year.
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.
"Pretty solid medium bodied cigar. Not fully my cup of tea, but there were aspects of it that I certainly enjoyed. The transitions from the early portion to the mid portion as well as the mid range to the finale were also really elegant. The final portion was really the best part for my taste, and it wasn't really a chore to get there." -John I. (John I.)
"Any cigar that does not become bitter near the end is a good one. The spices for most of the time were a nice blend of cinnamon and nutmeg with a great spice tingle. Towards the end the black licorice came in but was not over bearing. All in all this is one that will pair well with a single malt scotch. It would be a nice addition to my humidor." -Eric (smalls29)
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"Overall I liked this cigar. The flavor was good and had some strength but wasn’t in your face with it. I really enjoy a cigar that has a natural sweetness to the tobacco. This had some nice sweetness to it." -Matt H. (Mattehh)
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.