La Aurora 107 Maduro – Cigar Review

This week’s group cigar review is of the La Aurora 107 Maduro in lancero size. This cigar has a good looking dark wrapper and a fairly lumpy construction.  Good draw after cutting.  Once lit up, this cigar provided plenty of sweet creamy and cedar flavor with some pepper as well.  We did have a couple of construction issues that can probably be attributed to the lancero vitola.  Overall, we really liked the flavor of the second third and think this one is worth a try.  There are some good deals on these online, keep an eye out.

StraightUpCigars: Rating:
Flavor and Taste: 17/20
Construction: 7/10
Wrapper: 5/5
Price Point: 9/10
Would I buy a Box: 3/5
Total: 41/50

Terry1: Rating:
Flavor and Taste: 16/20
Construction: 7/10
Wrapper: 5/5
Price Point: 9/10
Would I buy a Box: 3/5
Total: 40/50


7:42 PM
StraightUpCigars: Wow, this 107 Maduro Lancero has about the sweetest smelling chocolate wrapper I can remember. It’s got a really lumpy contsruction, I curious how it will smoke.
7:44 PM
Terry1: Yeah dark lumpy wrapper with a nice barnyard smell to it. Clipped the cap and I have a perfect draw. I’m always amazed when I get good construction from a lancero. Looks really hard to roll.
7:44 PM
Terry1: Lighting up.
7:44 PM
StraightUpCigars: Me too.
7:45 PM
StraightUpCigars: Yeah, how on earth would you roll this thing, you’d need two people to do it right!
7:50 PM
StraightUpCigars: I’m surprised to be getting medium/full body out of this right now. It’s a rich molasses like flavor that is dominating right now.
7:51 PM
Terry1: Wow that Connecticut Broadleaf really comes through. I’m getting earth, some sweetness and some pepper. Lots of flavor in the first few puffs.\
7:53 PM
StraightUpCigars: I’m not getting that pepper yet, I think that would play well with the flavor I’m getting if it comes through later.
7:54 PM
Terry1: That’s interesting because that’s about all I’m getting now. I’m only a half inch into the cigar. It stings my nose just to breath the smoke without retrohaling.
7:56 PM
StraightUpCigars: Strange. It seems our cigars are very different right from the start. Could also be a taste bud thing, I spent last week and this weekend with a cold.
7:59 PM
StraightUpCigars: Mine’s a little harder to draw right now than it was when I started. I’m always worried about the draw on lanceros.
8:00 PM
Terry1: The pepper has calmed down a little. Still there but it’s not hitting me quite as hard. Getting more of a sweetness and the earth. I always get lots of earthy notes from Connie Broadleaf.
8:01 PM
Terry1: Mine is drawing and burning fine.
8:01 PM
StraightUpCigars: Mine’s burning a little lopsided as well. A burn correction may solve my problems.
8:04 PM
Terry1: I don’t see how you can roll this size without getting voids and twists. Must be their best rollers making these.
8:04 PM
Terry1: Do you smoke many lanceros?
8:05 PM
StraightUpCigars: I have smoked more in recent years than I used to, but not terribly often. You?
8:07 PM
Terry1: I’m thinking the only other lancero I’ve smoked was the Nestor Miranda 70th. It’s not a size I’m attracted to. I prefer a toro or robusto. Boring I know.
8:09 PM
Terry1: It’s definitely not built for long ashes. It’s falling off in half inch chunks.
8:09 PM
StraightUpCigars: Yeah, mine is too.
8:10 PM
StraightUpCigars: I smoked a few of them this summer, they make a good grilling gar since they’re easy to hold in your mouth.
8:12 PM
StraightUpCigars: Mine has really mellowed. I’ve got a mildly sweet creamy flavor with cedar and earth.
8:12 PM
Terry1: Good point. I’m getting a lot more sweetness now. Pepper is now much better balanced. Still earthy on the finish and there’s a slight floral note coming through.
8:13 PM
Terry1: I can’t believe you are not getting the pepper I’m getting.
8:14 PM
StraightUpCigars: I am getting no pepper, zilch.
8:16 PM
Terry1: I’m liking the cigar right now. I’m getting a decent balance of flavors. It has mellowed since the start.
8:16 PM
StraightUpCigars: I am too. It must be my recovering palate b/c I’m not picking up on any subtle flavors.
8:19 PM
StraightUpCigars: I am always surprised at how lanceros don’t last as long as you’d think. They are about the same smoke time as a robusto.
8:21 PM
Terry1: I just hit a void. The wrapper has burned through about a half inch from the burn line. I’m going to leave it alone and see if it catches up or gets worse.
8:23 PM
Terry1: Popped off the bands without any problems. That void almost burned through the small “maduro” band.
8:24 PM
StraightUpCigars: I did that burn correction and it solved my burn issue. Has been perfect since. Draw is still a bit tighter than I’d prefer.
8:24 PM
StraightUpCigars: I am getting some pepper and spice on the finish now. Also getting that thick molasses flavor again.
8:27 PM
Terry1: Well I’m impressed. The burn corrected itself. I thought for sure I’d have to correct it. The draw has suddenly tightened up from what it was.
8:27 PM
StraightUpCigars: I jynxed it.
8:33 PM
Terry1: Boy that tight draw has really reduced the smoke. I’m hoping I burn through the problem and it opens up again. The pepper is almost gone now. I’m getting that molasses note you mentioned. Tastes good but I’m struggling with this draw.
8:34 PM
Terry1: I’m starting to feel the nicotine too. Kind of surprised, wasn’t expecting it.
8:34 PM
StraightUpCigars: I feel it too. Really surprising.
8:38 PM
StraightUpCigars: I enjoy the rich molasses flavor, but the second third was my favorite.
8:38 PM
Terry1: Clipped off more of the cap that seemed to help the draw. Now I’m hoping it doesn’t unravel.
8:39 PM
Terry1: I agree. The middle had the best flavors.
8:39 PM
StraightUpCigars: I probably should have tried that. I chalked it up to the vitola.
8:45 PM
StraightUpCigars: Mine’s all finished up. Definitely ended up with a buzz.
8:46 PM
IamDarren: Hey guys, what are you smoking tonight? Sorry I missed it.
8:46 PM
Terry1: Yeah I’m spinning. I’m done too. Ready to rate.
8:47 PM
Terry1: Hi Darren! We smoked the La Aurora 107 maduro lancero.
8:48 PM
Terry1: It had some good flavors but the lancero size caused a few construction issues.
8:48 PM
StraightUpCigars: Yeah, worth a smoke though.
8:49 PM
StraightUpCigars: Overall, I had draw and burn issues, but it’s fairly priced and had a really good second third. Worth smoking.
8:49 PM
IamDarren: yeah, those small ring guage sticks can be tricky. If the flavor was pretty good maybe a different vitola would be better.
8:50 PM
StraightUpCigars: Probably. A good lancero is really a treat, though. Hit or miss, I guess.
8:50 PM
Terry1: I’d recommend it. I’d like to try it in a different size next time.


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