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La Aurora 107 cosecha 2006, an “epic” cigar

Our cigar La Aurora 107 Cosecha 2006 Corona Gorda Especial was granted second place in the “2017 Cigar of the Year Countdown” prize, last January, by Cigar Coop. We have been awarded the plaque that acknowledges the prize during the last edition of the United States International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) convention.

“Over the years, La Aurora has been established as one of the iconic factories in the world. This factory has manufactured many excellent cigars. There have also been times when we manufacture an epic cigar… I feel very comfortable in saying that La Aurora 107 Cosecha 2006 Corona Gorda Especial is in the epic category”, wrote William Cooper—founder of the daily Internet magazine on the cigar world, Cigar Coop—in recognition of our cigar.

Our limited-edition cigar, released at the end of 2016, has an Equatorial HVA wrapper, Brazilian binder and a filler made from a mix of Dominican and Nicaraguan tobaccos. The cigars were produced in three sizes, in boxes of ten units and production was of a thousand boxes per size. According to Cigar Coop, what really shined was the 6×47 Corona Gorda Especial.

As this publication points out, La Aurora 107 Cosecha 2006 Corona Gorda Especial offers notes of fruit, cream, earth, natural tobacco, wood and a touch of black pepper. With this cigar, it’s the third time La Aurora is awarded a “Cigar of the Year Countdown” prize. The last time it was thanks to La Aurora Cien Años Edición Especial, which won first place as cigar of the year of 2013.

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La Aurora 107, the reflection of over one hundred years’ experience

Over one hundred years’ experience are noticeable in any profession, sector or product. The same happens with the Premium cigar making process. Thus, to celebrate La Aurora Cigars 107th birthday, we have introduced La Aurora 107 to the market—a cigar that reflects our extensive years of experience, with the best human team and tobacco leaves of unmatched quality. All this time devoted to manufacturing cigars places La Aurora in a near perfect position.

A good example of this know-how is La Aurora 107, a cigar born in 2010, a bit complex, with medium strength that increases to a medium-strong level. “At first, this is a smooth and slightly spicy cigar,” claims the Master Blender of La Aurora, Manuel Inoa. The expert adds that this is a cigar “rich in typical tobacco flavors, of leather and cedar, with a profound aroma of cocoa and spices, and a sweet tip of tropical fruit.”

La Aurora 107 is made of Sumatra Sun Grown wrapper, cultivated in Ecuador; binding leaf from Valle del Cibao, in the Dominican Republic; and filler from Valle del Cibao, Nicaragua, Brazil and Peru aged for six years. Inoa further explains that the wrapper is called Sun Grown because it is cultivated in the sun, which “gives it a somewhat rustic but very natural look, with a bright color, and very oily.”

This is a cigar that goes very well with wines made of Merlot or Tempranillo, but also with fruity beverages, due to the rich flavors of cocoa and spices, as recommended by the Master Blender of La Aurora. “It is best enjoyed at lunchtime. Preferably after meals that are not very spiced, with moderate seasoning,” Inoa recommends.

La Aurora 107 is available in nine formats to please a wide range of consumers:

  • Salomon: 7 ¼” long and ring gauge 52/60
  • Gran 107: 7” long and ring gauge 58
  • Lancero: 6 7/8” long and ring gauge 40
  • Belicoso: 6 ¼” long and ring gauge 52
  • Toro: 5 ½” long and ring gauge 54
  • Corona: 5 ½” long and ring gauge 42
  • Robusto: 5” long and ring gauge 50
  • Sumo Short Robusto: 4” long and ring gauge 58
  • 15 Minute Break: 3 ½” long and ring gauge 42
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Cigars and rum, a perfect match

Smoking a cigar is, per se, an experience packed with sensations perceived with the senses: feeling the cigar through touch, observing the color of the layers and the veins on the leaves, smelling the cigar and appreciating the notes of flavor in the tobacco. If the adventure of tasting a La Aurora cigar is added to the pleasure of savoring another high-quality product as Dominican as our cigars, the sensation could not be more pleasurable.

La Aurora Cigars and Ron Barceló intended to demonstrate how this combination works by deciding to design a joint tasting program for cigars and rum, ‘The Perfect Match’. The initiative, that takes place in various locations of the Dominican Republic, was designed so that lovers of both products can enjoy their combination. In each event, participants can experience the matching of three types of cigars and three kinds of rum, by the hands of one of the Brand Ambassadors from the tobacco company and a Master from the rum company.

The event consists of matching cigars La Aurora 107, La Aurora 1903 Edition Black Diamond (Preferidos) and La Aurora 1903 Ruby Edition (Preferidos) with rum Barceló Imperial, Barceló Imperial Onyx and Barceló Imperial Premium Blend in the best restaurants and cigar lounges of the country.

The latest tasting events were held this year, on January 24 at Deck Bar Lounge, in Santo Domingo; Wednesday, on February 7 at the restaurant Zutros, in Santo Domingo East side; and Friday, on February 16, in the Nautical Club of Santo Domingo.

After these events, there are still 10 cigars and rum match-tasting in Santo Domingo; another one in Santiago, one in La Romana and yet another in Bávaro. This joint tasting of La Aurora and Ron Barceló has been held since last year, when a total of 11 events of this type were held between April and November.

CENTENNIAL TRADITION

From the cigars used in the tasting with rum, La Aurora 107 stands out for being a mild cigar at the beginning, and somewhat spicy, with a strength that increases to a medium-strong level. With very typical flavors, a deep aroma of cocoa and spices and a sweet tip, its wrapper is grown in the sun in Ecuador, giving it a rustic appearance, but also a natural color. The capote (binding leaf) is Dominican, from Valle del Cibao, and the filler is aged for six years and is composed of tobaccos from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Brazil and Peru.

On the other hand, La Aurora 1903 Edition Ruby and Black Diamond (Preferidos) are part of an edition of six cigars manufactured in the scope of the centennial tradition of La Aurora, with different mixtures of tobacco, but with an equal shape and limited production, since La Aurora invests a minimum of eight years in the making of each of these cigars and because a skilled cigar maker can only make 100 of these cigars a day.

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La Aurora´s Latest Product Launches

As announced during the celebration of IPCPR, La Aurora launched three new products into the market: La Aurora 1903 Edition Double Barrel Aged; Preferidos Parejo and La Aurora 107 Cosecha 2006. These are the new additions:

LA AURORA 1903 EDITION DOUBLE BARREL AGED.
For many years, La Aurora has differentiated by aging in used rum barrels — for six months — the filler and binder of its super Premium line cigars. The difference now is that with the Aurora 1903 Edition Double Barrel Aged, tobaccos of this product line are aged at least one year, thus harmonizing perfectly with the blend and providing creaminess to the smoke. 

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 LA AURORA 107 COSECHA 2006.
If anything stands out about this product, it is definitely the year of harvest: 2006. This was certainly an excellent year in terms of weather conditions for the wrapper and the other components that make up this excellent cigar.

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PREFERIDOS PAREJO.
La Aurora launches three new formats without tube in each of the 7 blends of the “La Aurora 1903 Edition” line. The company started with the introduction of these formats in Black Diamond, Sapphire and Emerald. This is how the company expands its offerings in what is undoubtedly its flagship: La Aurora Preferidos. In this way, consumers have alternatives that fit their preferences, with the additional advantage that these formats have a lower cost of production due to being less complex in their development. The fact of not having a tube also gives consumers the opportunity to enjoy one of the best cigars in the world at a much more affordable price than in the past. 

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