La Aurora Maduro Robusto Review
I am happy to get my first La Aurora review out there.
I picked up this cigar in the reliable robusto size several months ago. It has been aging in my humidor ever since then.
When I pulled it out of the humidor I was quickly reminded why I chose to purchase and review one of these.
The construction was firm and consistent. The wrapper had one large vein running vertical down it’s length. Overall, the wrapper was very nice looking despite this flaw.
The cigar smelled very woody, mostly oak with some cedar from the aging.
I went ahead and cut it and found the draw to be just right. After lighting, it was off to a good start.
The flavor was initially very oaky with a spicy sweet finish. The draw continued to be nice and easy the whole length of the smoke. The second third of the cigar revealed a slightly bitter aftertaste with the same dominant flavors as the first third. I went ahead and purged the cigar and found that the bitter aftertaste continued to worsen as I entered the final third. This was unfortunate because the cigar had started off so well.
Overall this mild/medium bodied stogie got off to a great start, but then fizzled. The construction was very solid and it burned evenly all the way down. The maduro wrapper did also provide a nice sweet finish for the first third. I may have gotten a dud, but until this is proven my review will stand!
Flavor and Taste: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Construction: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Wrapper: 1 2 3 4 5
Was it Worth the Price? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Would I Buy an Entire Box? 1 2 3 4 5
Total Score: 31 out of 50