It has been awhile. Call it my winter hibernation but I’m back with another exciting video cigar review. The La Aurora Cien Años Edición Especial is the Maduro version of the legendary Cien Años blend. Limited to 7,000 cigars, the La Aurora Cien Años Edición Especial features a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper (which seems a bit thin to me) and the usual Dominican binder and filler. Available in one size, a 5×50 robusto. I believe the MSRP on it is around $15 but your mileage will vary depending on state and local taxes and I’m sure availability plays a part. I paid around $23 each.
Video runs a little shy of 9:30 as I work off some winter rust. What isn’t shy about the La Aurora Cien Años Edición Especial is it’s spectacular clean flavor profile. Lots of well pronounced woody cedar with a slight sweetness and black coffee notes. Loved the peppery sensation that developed on my palate without the actual peppery taste. Smooth and well balanced from beginning to end in that medium-full range for strength but full on in the intensity in which the flavors are delivered and coat your palate. As I point out in the video I did have some tunneling issues that I had to stay on top of before it got out of hand which wasn’t frustrating, just not a fan of babysitting. Some would say price is the major obstacle for the La Aurora Cien Años Edición Especial but I think availability is more of a factor. I asked my friend and Assistant Marketing Director at Miami Cigar & Company, Barry Stein, if we would be seeing another release of the La Aurora Cien Años Edición Especial in 2013 and while nothing has been decided, if Guillermo ever asks me (you never know, he could), I would say “hell yes, bring it back!”