La Aurora has had this new 107 Maduro blend in the works for some time now and they are ready to release this cigar to the public at the 2013 IPCPR show in Las Vegas.
The cigar’s blend is comprised of a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, a Dominican Corojo binder and a mix of Nicaraguan and Dominican filler tobaccos. It will be available in four vitolas: Robusto( 4 1/2 x 50), Corona( 5 1/2 x 43), Toro( 5 1/2 x 54) and Belicoso( 6 1/4 x 52).
I received three robusto samples from the manufacturer for this review.
It’s been awhile since I have smoked a Maduro cigar that was not made from Brazilian Arapiraca leaf. While I enjoy the Brazilian leaf very much, the La Aurora 107’s Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper was a nice change of pace.
The 107’s Maduro wrapper is mottled with a deep, dark rich brown color. Along with this rich color is an oily sheen that is very pleasing to the eye.
The cigar’s construction seems to be excellent. The cigar has a well formed cap that blended in so well it was difficult to see where the cap ends and the body of the cigar begins. The fill feels firm to the touch and looks nicely bunched at the foot. The foot of the cigar also has a slight give when gently squeezed and then springs back to its original form.
The wrapper gives off a dry hay and tobacco aroma while the foot has a sweet berry and earthy scent.
Once I clipped the cigar I found a slight resistance on the cold draw.
After lighting the cigar, in the first third I received a big spice sensation on the exhale along with some sweetness on my lips from the wrapper. The primary flavors I’m picking up on my palate are rich tobacco with sweet notes on the finish.
During the 2nd third, the spice during the exhale disappeared and I picked up on mostly earthy tobacco.
The final third brings some coffee flavors and more sweetness. The cigar has a medium finish, a very smooth mouth feel and the smoke coats my palate.
The cigar had a mostly firm gray ash with some flaking here and there. The ash held on for about 1 ½ inches before falling off.
I would consider the La Aurora 107 Maduro to be a medium bodied / medium strength cigar. As I said earlier, it is a very good looking cigar and a pleasure to smoke. I’ve always enjoyed the La Aurora 107 since its release in April of 2010. This La Aurora 107 Maduro is even better in my opinion.
From the construction, to the flavors and aromas coming from the cigar as it burns, this cigar is very close to perfection for me. It has been months since I have had as enjoyable an experience smoking a cigar as I have had with the La Aurora 107 Maduro. This is a cigar I can readily recommend to anyone and I plan to put it into regular rotation in my humidor.
La Aurora cigars can be found at these fine Tampa Bay tobaccoinsts:
Cigar Castle – 11724 North 56th Street, Tampa,FL (813) 985-1300
Cigar Cave – 37748 Us Highway 19 North, Palm Harbor, FL (727) 938-2283
Edward’s Pipe & Tobacco – 3235 Henderson Boulevard, Tampa, FL (813) 872-0723
Fusion Cigar Lounge – 483 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater Beach, FL (727) 330-7649
Fusion Cigars Tampa – 11642 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa,FL
St. Pete Cigar – 968 58th St N, St. Petersburg, FL (727) 381-9027
Tampa Humidor – 1418 East Busch Boulevard #105, Tampa, FL (813) 990-8535