La Aurora 107 – robusto

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La Aurora 107 – robusto


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Origin : Dominican Republic
Wrapper : Ecuadorian Sun Grown
Binder : Dominican Republic
Filler : Dominican Republic and Nicaraguan
Source : either CigarFest or free one on April 30th deal

Today, for you viewing pleasure, I have for you the La Aurora 107 robusto. This cigar is made to celebrate the 107 years of La Aurora making cigars in the Dominican Republic. I personally think the 107 is a weird anniversary, but, the cigar is what really matters.

Today’s cigar comes in three sizes. Robusto (4.50 x 50), Toro (5.50 x 54), and a belicoso (6.25 x 52).

Prices range from $6-$8 plus any local taxes (taken from the press release)

Please take a look at the Press release we posted here on Stogie Review if you would like even more information.

Pre-Light

My La Aurora 107 robusto seems to be packed very well with no soft spots, so I proceeded to use my v-cutter on the head and get a very nice free draw. It has a bit of resistance but nothing that worries me.

Not too much of an odor coming from the wrapper or foot except a slight barnyard scent.

Cold draw gave me a taste of what I would say is molasses. A dark syrup type taste.

First Third

We are into the first third of my La Aurora 107 and so far, so good. I am getting a bit of leather on the start with maybe a hint of spice in the background.

Very nice first third. I was getting tastes of molasses and/or honey along with some white pepper and a bit of spice in the background. I would also get a little bit of a hey type taste but it seemed to be hidden under the sweetness, which was perfectly fine by me.

Burn has been great. Ash fell off once. Mild body. Really a nice smoking cigar so far.

Second Third

Smoking right into the second third of my La Aurora 107 and so far I am enjoying it very much. Body is still around the mild range here at the beginning.

Alright, the body has picked up to about the medium range now but it still has plenty of flavor in it. I have been getting the leather and that sweet heavy molasses taste for the most part. I get the white pepper on the aftertaste a little bit but not a whole lot. I was getting a citrus type flavor for a little but it seems to have just been for about a half an inch or so, then it went away,

I did do a minor touch up but the cigar has burnt very well, it was more for me to make sure the cigar did not “wander” too far.

Final Third

Hitting the medium body range with my La Aurora 107 and I am really enjoying this cigar so far. There is so much flavor involved that is can give you something just a little different on each puff almost.

Here in the final third the leather has taken over while still providing that sweet molasses/honey taste and some of the white pepper and citrus on the after taste.

Burned well, the minor touchups I did were just for my sake.

Wrap-Up

I can honestly say, this La Aurora 107 was a damn fine cigar. I will be picking more of these up when I can. I would even go as far as a box purchase if the funds are there.

I think if you are looking for a full bodied powerhouse you will be disappointed, but for a medium bodied cigar with wonderful flavor throughout, you will be loving it.

I really wish I would have had more of the La Aurora 100 Anos to compare this one to, but with only smoking one of those, it just is not fair to do any comparison. Although the 100 Anos was awesome too.

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8 thoughts on “La Aurora 107 – robusto

  1. Thanks for the review Mike. I haven’t had an opportunity to try the 107 yet, but it is definitely on my radar. I’ve had a hand full of 100 Anos, and look forward to seeing if you comparison holds up for me. If so, then the 107 will be a big winner in my book.

  2. Like Chris, I haven’t had the opportunity to try these yet. I’ll have to check the local B&Ms. It definitely looks like a must try to me.

  3. This is a very enjoyable cigar. I would definitely buy more when the opportunity arises. Picked my first one up at a release event for free – at that price I would get a box! =)

  4. I got one of these at the Nestor Miranda/Miami Cigar event last Thursday and smoked it as my first stick of the evening. I will admit that the setting and situation for smoking were not conducive to giving an perfect determination of the cigar’s attributes, but…I ended up with the impression that it’s just good…not great, nothing to blow me away…just good. I’ve got another one waiting in my humidor for a time when I can really pay attention to it, but it’s hard to get too excited about the prospect at this point.

    Ah, INXS…making me think of the 1980s and, of course, auto-erotic asphyxiation. It will be a Jeopardy answer soon: “Michael Hutchence and David Carradine have this cause of death in common.”

    I say, cut the hair and do a totally ’80s thing: get a Flock of Seagulls hairstyle! LOL

  5. Mike,
    I’m really fond of this cigar. From the looks of it, local shops don’t have this line just yet. I agree that this could be an everyday cigar but the price point is a bit high for that, in my opinion.

  6. I really enjoyed this cigar. It was very smooth and well balanced. I didn’t taste any of the flavor profile you mentioned though? It is very well contructed too. I agree with the whole beverage note, I didn’t really need to drink anything while smoking this cigar. One of my new favorites. My full review here: http://wp.me/pSZbU-hP

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