La Aurora Corojo

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La Aurora Corojo

Remains of a La Aurora Corojo

Years ago, when I first began visiting local cigar shops, I developed a bad habit of avoiding anything from La Aurora with the old-school-looking lion band. No matter what size or shape I tried, I just couldn’t enjoy it, no matter how hard I tried. That early distaste for the cigar still causes a bit of prejudice towards the line today.

When I first got word about the La Aurora Corojo, I was excited. Being a bit of a Corojo Fanatic, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the new line. The first time I laid eyes on it and saw the older style band, doubt burst forward in my mind. I lit up the first sample and was relieved, it wasn’t bad, not even a little bit!

A couple of years went by and the cigar slipped off my radar. When Jerry sent me a care package a few weeks back, I was thrilled to find a couple La Aurora Corojo Coronas included. I couldn’t wait to revisit the cigar and see if it was as good as I had remembered.

I smoked the first, of two, cigars in the package and thought I would try something a little different. The plan was to blatantly rip off Brian Hewitt’s Patented Tower of Burn and use it in a review of my own. While the end result came out pretty cool, it was more work than I bargained for (getting up every ten minutes to setup and photograph the cigar was a bit much).

The first cigar smoked beautifully. The second one, not so much. Taking the cigar from a warm environment into a cold one must have been too much for the wrapper. The fragile leaf gave way and burst. Since I had already invested so much time in my very own Tower of Burn, there was no way I wasn’t going to review the cigar.

I set flame to foot and gambled. I was amazed, the cigar made it all the way through the review without a catastrophic failure. Despite being very ugly, it smoked great. The dominant flavor profile was made up of woody tones with an aftertaste that reminded me of slightly over-roasted nuts (a little smokey and a little bitter). The smoke was medium bodied and medium flavored with a mildly dry finish.

Aside from the wrapper looking absolutely dreadful, the cigar was smoking well. Each puff produced rich smoke that coated the palate. Frequent touch-ups were needed due to the wrapper issues but they didn’t seem to affect the taste.

At a little more than $6 per cigar, the price is a little more than I’d like to pay for an everyday smoke. Even so, I wouldn’t gripe too much when it came time to buy. I thoroughly enjoyed the La Aurora Corojo and hope to find them during my next trip to the Cigars International Superstore in Hamburg.

La Aurora Corojo in Photos - 1

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3 thoughts on “La Aurora Corojo

  1. Now that, sir, is one fine Tower of Burn. Love the first picture, too. I have smoked about a box-worth of La Aurora Corojo Rubustos and have no complaints. I think I like the Corojo better than the 107. The finish is somewhat dry but not terribly so.

  2. Love the cigar, but the secondary bands are glued on so tightly and completely it is like performing surgery to get them off, usually with resulting damage to the wrapper. Looks like from the photos that you did not have this problem, maybe they took the glue pot away from the offending party.

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