La Aurora Leoninos Robusto Review
The Leoninos is a touted as a budget premium cigar, and they are cheap! After smoking several of these, I decided it was finally time to write down my thoughts.
This cigar has a caramel colored Corojo wrapper that is mottled and littered with small veins.
Upon initial inspection, the construction is not great either. It is very firm but has hard spots throughout.
It does have a pleasant cedary aroma from the wrapper and a spicy smelling foot.
The draw was WAY too tight after being punched, so I used a cutter on it. It was better, but still a bit tight for my taste.
The Leoninos started of with a nice almond and cedar flavor with a buttery finish. I really enjoyed the mild body and pleasant flavors in the first third. The burn is surprisingly even with a nice gray/white ash.
The flavors of the second third were really a continuation of the first, but with a bit more pepper and spice. The burn is still pretty even. The draw really opens up during the second third and the cigar is smoking very well.
The final third began with burn correction to solve a tunneling problem, but the problem was solved for good. The final third increased to medium body with a toasty earthy core and spicy pepper buttery finish.
Overall, I am impressed by the La Aurora Leoninos. It is not complex at all, but the flavors were enjoyable and the construction was good enough. Keep in mind that this cigar is easily obtained at less than $2 per stick! One interesting thing to note is that this cigar actually had a bit of a nicotine bite. That is usually a trait of finer tobaccos grown on good soil which speaks volumes for a cigar at this price. Unless you are a cigar snob, I think you will find this cigar to be worth stocking up on.
Flavor and Taste: 16/20
Would I buy a Box: 5/5