This cigar has a nice oily brown Equadoran Sumatra wrapper with only one medium sized vein.
It is very tightly rolled but seems pretty evenly packed. After using a cutter the pre-light draw was a little tight, but not too bad.
It has a slightly sweet earthy smell. The 1495 looks and smells great, hopefully the draw opens up a bit during the smoke.
The first third has a sweet and creamy caramel flavor with a slightly spicy finish. It is mild in body and the burn is even with an attractive light gray ash. The draw really opened up nicely once it got smoking!
The second third is producing lots of slightly dry mild/medium bodied smoke. It has a sweet toasty, nutty, and creamy flavor with a spicy pepper finish. The construction is still holding up great and I am really enjoying the taste of this cigar.
The final third sharply increases to medium body with a shocking flavor transition. It had a lot of pepper and earth with a very spicy finish. This third is more of what I would have expected from a cigar with a corojo binder and corojo in the filler.
The La Aurora 1495 was quite a surprise. It is not common for a mild/medium bodied cigar to offer complex flavor transitions like this. It runs the gammit from sweet and creamy to spicy and peppery. At this price the 1495 is a real steal with good flavor and construction. I highly recommend this to mild or medium cigar fans. Great smoke!
Rating: Flavor and Taste: 17/20 Construction: 9/10 Wrapper: 5/5 Price Point: 10/10 Would I buy a Box: 5/5 Total: 46/50