Basic Information:

Name – La Aurora ADN Dominicano

Producer – La Aurora Cigars

Size – Robosto

Wrapper – Ciabao Valley (Dominican Republic)

Tobacco Blend – African, Dominican, Pennsylvania, Nicaragua and Andullo

Pricing – $6.50

Body – Full

Construction/Appearance:

The cigar is a nice milk chocolate color with some reddish hues. There is one vein that is very visible with some slightly uplifted seams and finished with a triple cap.

Pre-Light:

Aroma – Chocolate and Cedar

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Chocolate Raisin

After Toast:

First Third – There is some cedar, spice and light pepper on the palate as initial flavors come right out of the gate. A few minutes in, a rich chocolate flavor enters on the finish. The burn is sharp and ash held up through this third.

Second Third – Cedar and spice continue with an earthy finish beginning to trump the chocolate flavor. The burn remains sharp and ash fell at the midpoint of the cigar.

Final Third – The chocolate notes mix with a tangy cedar and spice to finish up this stick. Burn remained sharp.

Suggested Pairing:

Bourbon – Angels Envy

Wine – Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir Le Ciel Estate

Overall Experience:

This La Aurora ADN Dominicano was a good cigar with 3-4 consistent flavors that were really tasty on the palate. Not a ton in the transitions but the consistency was great throughout the entire smoking experience. I would recommend giving this one a try if you see it at your local store.

Ratings:

Cigar Aficionado – 90pts.

About La Aurora Cigars – Source – http://www.laaurora.com.do

La Aurora Cigars was founded on October 3rd, 1903 by Eduardo León Jimenes, a hard worker man who was son and grandson of tobacco growers, that, without neglecting his family tradition, decided to go a step further with the creation of a cigar brand which he intended to have a global dimension. The founder was then 18 years old, inherited some “tareas” of land and with a reduced roster of six employees, a great enthusiasm and much effort, began to build his dream. Today, more than 113 years later, La Aurora has a presence on the five continents and more than a thousand employees.

La Aurora Cigars