9/6/19

La Aurora Cigars 115th Anniversary | Cigar Review by Kaplowitz

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La Aurora
115th Anniversary

WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Sumatra
BINDER: Brazilian
FILLER: Brazilian, Dominican, Nicaraguan

FORMAT: Robusto
ORIGIN: La Aurora Cigar Factory, DR
STRENGTH: Medium/Med.-Full

WEBSITE: miamicigar.com

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NOTES:
A brindle complected stick, handsomely-so. Leather savoriness envelopes an orange pith; wrapped in natty 'baccy. Smooth. Balanced. Scant pepper notes, red. Mainly spices: cumin, paprika, cinnamon. Undertones: butterscotch, milk chocolate, cultured butter*. Then an underbelly of terra cotta clay earthiness. Day-lit, but not brightly. Finish is a leather oily citrus of short leggedness. 

Burns somewhat jaggedly tho self corrects albeit for one re-touch at the 2/3. Slight mousehole burn happens at the 1/2 till the char-line catches it. Draws on a nice tension but somewhat lethargically. Does offer a nice smoke out-put off of double-triple puffings, culminating in a quite buttery and tangy room-note. 

*"With this kind of butter, the cream is treated with cultures (like yogurt), allowed to ferment and then churned. The result is a fuller flavor with noticeable acidity." - www.bonappetit.com

FINAL GRADE: B+
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

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