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La Aurora Original Blends, in honor of its wrappers

To celebrate its 113thbirthday, La Aurora created three blends that are both new and, as the name suggests, original: La Aurora Original Blends cigars. Specifically, there are three types of cigar dedicated to the years in which their corresponding wrappers came into use: La Aurora Cameroon 1903, La Aurora Corojo 1962 and La Aurora Connecticut 1987.

The best way to make a wise choice is to have a detailed knowledge of each of these cigar’s features and smoke:

Cameroon 1903

This a medium body cigar that offers a pleasant flavor to the smoke, where we can highlight the sweetness of its spicy cinnamon notes, together with a touch of cocoa and other wooden and red citrus fruit notes, which endure throughout the smoke.

La Aurora Cameroon is named after the African country where the tobacco used in its colorful and glossy wrapper was cultivated. More precisely, in the east side of the country, right where the deepest jungle of the continent beings. Today, this cigar’s wrapper is still a seed from Cameroon, but it’s cultivated in Ecuador.

To that Cameroon wrapper, we add a binder from Ecuador and a filler with a mix of tobaccos from Valle del Cibao (Dominican Republic) and Nicaragua, which results in a well-balanced classical blend that provides an aromatic smoke. It also has a wide variety of formats and ring gauges:

  • Churchill Aluminum Tube: 7” long and ring gauge 47
  • Churchill: 7” long and ring gauge 47
  • Cetros: 6 ½” long and ring gauge 42
  • Cetros Crystal Tube: 6 ½” long and ring gauge 42
  • Belicoso: 6 ¼” long and ring gauge 52
  • Gran Toro: 6” long and ring gauge 58
  • Toro: 5 ¾” long and ring gauge 54
  • Corona: 5” long and ring gauge 38
  • Robusto: 5” long and ring gauge 50
  • Robusto Aluminium Tube: 5” long and ring gauge 50
  • Sublime Aluminium Tube: 5” long and ring gauge 39

Corojo 1962

In this case, that combination of tobaccos from Valle del Cibao (Dominican Republic) and Nicaragua, which form the filler of the cigar, and tobacco from Ecuador in the binder, is complemented by a wrapper of Dominican Corojo seed tobacco. What does the wrapper bring to this line? New shades and perceptions that make its smoke very distinct, while preserving good flavor and aroma.

Thanks to all the components in its blend, this cigar is elegant and creamy due to its notes of roasted coffee, but also features a touch of spice interspersed with notes of flowers and leather, always over a basis of wood and nuts. In addition, it provides average to strong honey sensations throughout the smoke.

In this line, La Aurora offers six models:

  • Churchill: 7” long and ring gauge 47
  • Cetros: 6 ½” long and ring gauge 42
  • Gran Toro: 6” long and ring gauge 58
  • Toro: 5 ¾” long and ring gauge 54
  • Robusto: 5” long and ring gauge 50

Connecticut 1987

Finally, La Aurora 1987 has a Connecticut wrapper, cultivated in the shade, on a Dominican tobacco binder and a Nicaraguan and Dominican tobacco filler. All this makes for a well-rounded cigar in the mouth, also with wooden notes, which appear at the start of the smoke, as well as a touch of very creamy coffee and notes of nuts. Its touches of red citrus fruits that cover this excellent smoke cannot be neglected either.

  • Churchill: 7” long and ring gauge 47
  • Cetros: 6 ⅜” long and ring gauge 41
  • Gran Toro: 6” long and ring gauge 58
  • Toro: 5 ¾” long and ring gauge 54
  • Robusto: 5” long and ring gauge 50

 

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León Jimenes, to enjoy the Connecticut wrapper

One of La Aurora’s goals is to meet the preferences of all smokers. León Jimenes cigars are just that, a line of cigars to meet the demands of consumers; in this case, the requirements of those who opt for a quiet and elegant smoke. This type of smoke is partly provided by the famous Connecticut wrapper that covers this cigar.

This line of Premium cigars is a tribute to the founders of the company, so, it carries the surnames of its founders: Eduardo León Jimenes—creator of La Aurora—and his brother Herminio who took charge of the company when Eduardo died in 1937. In honor of their hard work, La Aurora released, in 1987—the León Jimenes cigars.

These cigars offer the classic flavors associated to the Connecticut wrapper, such as wood, cocoa, creaminess or nuts, explains the Master Blender of La Aurora, Manuel Inoa. The Connecticut wrapper, “very particular due to the notes of nuts it contains,” represents around 16–17 percent of the total mixture, adds the Master Blender of La Aurora.

In the beginning, León Jimenes Connecticut cigars were filled only with tobaccos from the famous Valle del Cibao, Dominican Republic; later, tobacco from Nicaragua was added to create more consistent flavors and aromas. The binding leaf is made of tobacco from Valle del Cibao. Even so, this cigar provides a“smooth and soft smoke,as described by Inoa.

With a medium strength of 5.5, this line is available in 14 different models, with a diversity of lengths and thicknesses or ring gauges. These are the following:

  • Número 1: 7 ½” long and thicknesses 50
  • Número 2: 7” long and thicknesses 47
  • Número 3: 6 ½” long and thicknesses 42
  • Número 4: 5 9/16” long and thicknesses 42
  • Número 5: 5” long and thicknesses 38
  • Petit Corona: 4” long and thicknesses 38
  • Sumo Short Robusto: 4” long and thicknesses 58
  • Petit Belicoso: 5” long and thicknesses 52
  • Robusto: 5” long and thicknesses 50
  • Leyendas: 5 ½” long and thicknesses 47
  • Torpedo: 6” long and thicknesses 58
  • Belicoso: 6 ¼” long and thicknesses 52
  • Gran Corona: 6 ½” long and thicknesses 50
  • León Jimenes Crystal: 6 ½” long and thicknesses 42
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