Cigar Review: La Aurora 107 Corona
I guess I should get the disclaimer out of the way first. Yes La Aurora is part of the Miami Cigar Co and they are advertisers on this very blog. Yes, they have treated me incredibly well and I truly consider many people in the company to be friends. Yes, these cigars were sent to me for the purpose of a review. No, none of the above would sway my opinion in one form or another. When it comes down to it I live life The Brooklyn Way.
I had my first Aurora 107 Corona while on a trip to Santiago, Dominican Republic when myself and other bloggers went out to eat with the Aurora Cigar Co. While we dined at Nano’s a humidor full of cigars was presented for us to enjoy and inside was about 50 corona sized 107s. Needless to say there were none left come the end of the night. Well the time has come for these to be released to the masses and here is my take on them.. Remember don’t just take my word, try them for yourself and let me know what you think…
Cigar: La Aurora 107
Size: 5.5 x 43 (Corona)
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua
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Appearance and Construction: This cigar is all about the wrapper in my eyes. The beautiful Ecuadorian wrapper just glistens with oils. It really is a beautiful cigar that is rolled to perfection right down to the cap. The label is colorful with a lion as the centerpiece and 107 under it. The cap is perfect for using a hole punch even with the size and this is the method of cutting I used on mine. The cigars had a nice weight to it and were well packed as well. Although with 1 of the 5 samples I received I should point out one of the sticks had a pretty big soft spot below the cap and as a result the draw was very loose on that one cigar.
Flavor & Notes : As those who read the blog on a regular basis know I like to perform a prelight ritual. This involves smelling the foot, and the wrapper. Then once cut I perform a cold draw prior to lighting to pick up notes of the tobacco. On this particular cigar for me the two were the same of a very rich and warm chocolate. The first third of the cigar there was a slight leather note but the primary focal point was nuts and cinnamon that were amazing to say the least. The second third of the cigar is cigar heaven with notes of bread, spices that continue to be a subtle cinnamon and a chocolate sweetness. As the cigar comes to a close I feel a bit sad that the experience is wrapping up. The final third serves up some earth, chocolate and wood.
Smoking Characteristics: I love a corona especially when it is as good as this. And this my friends is as good as it gets. From first light to last exhale the cigar was a dream. A razor sharp burn line with the thinnest of carbon lines show off the quality and care that went into this smoke. The solid ash held on for a third at a time, and the ash had no flake at all. The stick produced a nice amount of smoke that had a nice aroma.
Conclusion: I’ve said it before and I will say it again the 107 is going to be in the running for cigar of the year on this website at the end of the year and the Corona only solidifies that even more. When I am out at shops this is the cigar I buy and the size does not matter Robusto, Torpedo I like them all. . I remember when we were out enjoying the night with Presidente Beer and Ron Barcello Imperial Rum how everyone in attendance loved this cigar. This my friends is a 5 star cigar.