Today I smoked the La Aurora 1495 Robusto. This cigar has a Ecuadoran Sumatra Sun Grown wrapper, a Dominican Corojo Binder and a mix of Dominican piloto cubano, Nicaraguan, Peruvian and Dominican Ligero filler. This cigar was developed by Jose Blanco, La Aurora’s Sales Director and master blender. This cigar was the first one from them to use 4 different tobaccos, it was also the first hit from the start for them.
After cutting this with a punch cutter, I light up the cigar. Initial smoke quantity was very good. This little cigar produces a lot of smoke. I noticed some coffee and spices from the start and after smoking for a few minutes I started to get a hint of coffee. I did not have any kind of beverage other than water until about the half way mark. I took a sip of my Vecchia Romagna Brandy and noted that it brought out the flavors in the cigar even more. They tasted more vibrant.
Throughout the smoking experience, the cigar remained consistent in flavor and burn quality was excellent. The ash was a nice white color and was firm. Overall this was a very enjoyable cigar and I recommend it to everyone who enjoys a good medium strength cigar. The cigar should run you about $10 a stick and it is worth it.
Cigar Size: Robusto 5 X 50
Smoking Time: 70 minutes
Time in Humidor: 10 months
Cut Type: Punch
Light Type: Single Flame Torch
Beverage: Water/Vecchia Romagna Brandy
Tasting Notes: Coffee, cocoa and spices
Video Length: 17 minutes