Evolution is always a positive concept. Thus, La Aurora has given one step further in its León Jimenes line by creating the Doble Maduro version. This is a natural evolutionof the León Jimenes cigar brand, created with those who bet on powerful flavorsin mind, in thicker shapes.
Among the tobaccos that compose it, we can highlight its wrapper made of tobacco from Cuban seed sown in Brazil, called CuBra. This is a bright, ripe, velvety and oily leaf that grants the cigar a “spicier feel,”so this is a stronger cigar, according to the Master Blender of La Aurora, Manuel Inoa.
However, the most distinctive feature is its attractive color, achieved through double fermentation—from which it got its name: Doble Maduro. The oils in the Cubra wrapper tobacco withstand this double fermentation. Besides darkening the color of the tobacco leaf, “it offers those chocolate notes, that are essential in mature cigars,” such as Manuel Inoa explains.
Thanks to this double fermentation, the León Jimenes Doble Maduro cigar has a much bigger strength than Prestige and the regular cigars in this line, adds the Master Blender of La Aurora. Its strength is 7.5, two points above the classic León Jimenes cigars (5.5).
In addition to that Cubra wrapper, there’s the binding leaf from Brazil and the filler made of a tobacco mix from Valle del Cibao (Dominican Republic), Brazil, Nicaragua and Perú. This combination gives it a “fine balance between sweetness and bitterness,” with notes of chocolate and tobacco scents—cedar and leather, with black pepper and citrus notes. “There’s a strong presence of berries, with a predominance of red citric notes, which are in perfect harmony with chocolate,” says Inoa.
Its smoke evolves from a medium strength smoke to a less intense one. This evolved version of León Jimenes is presented in several sizes to please all tastes, from the palate of consumers that bet on thicker cigars to those who enjoy thinner ring gauges. The range of León Jimenes Doble Maduro models is as follows:
- Gigante: 7” long and ring gauge 58
- Churchill: 7” long and ring gauge 47
- Corona: 5 ½” long and ring gauge 42
- Leyendas: 5 ½” long and ring gauge 47
- Robusto: 5” long and ring gauge 50
- Ambassador: 4 ½” long and ring gauge 48/60
- Sumo Short Robusto: 4” long and ring gauge 58