La Aurora Cigars, to mark its 120th anniversary this October, has created a cigar that is the fruit of the knowledge, passion, creativity and excellence found in each member of the La Aurora family. Presented at the last edition of the Procigar Festival, it will be available in the U.S. after the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Convention, which runs from July 7-11, and in Afro-Eurasia from July.
The La Aurora 120 Anniversary blend is a blend of Dominican tobaccos: a beautiful Dominican Havana 92 wrapper over an Olor del Valle del Cibao wrapper and a filler of various tobaccos including Corojo, Olor del Valle del Cibao and Piloto Cubano del Valle del Cibao. This specific wrapper has been selected for its aromatic attributes and even burn.
“As we commemorate our 120th anniversary, we are proud to mark a milestone that will serve as a reference point for many years to come. Our commitment has always been to create cigars that embody the rich and distinct flavours of the cigar world,” says Guillermo León, president of La Aurora. “The La Aurora 120th Anniversary blend we have chosen to create is a product of teamwork to a degree we had never accomplished before,” he adds.
La Aurora 120th Anniversary, available in four formats
Available in boxes in four formats: Robusto (5×50), Toro (5 ½ x 54), Gran Toro (6×58) and Churchill (7×47), it is a memorable smoke with an opening draw marked by cedar aromas from the ageing of the cigar. These woody notes soften the smoky hints of cinnamon with pepper and anise to follow.
As the smoke progresses, sweeter notes emerge, with hints of cocoa and coffee evolving into soft vanilla flavours that establish a balance. Subsequently, the flavour profile can be expected to take a turn and provide a finish enriched by sweet nutty flavours that take centre stage with subtle notes of wild honey and earthy flavours.
Thanks to the tobacco used in the Cibao Valley filler, sourced from La Aurora’s own farms and long-time trusted partners, the cigar has been designed to carefully match La Aurora’s standards and adjustments that allow the team to craft cigars with propriety.
The filler tobacco is selected to deliver a full smoking experience in a full-bodied cigar that nevertheless manages to provide a balanced and refined strength sensation without ever compromising on flavour, a feat made possible by the La Aurora cigar rollers’ extensive knowledge of the leaf.