About The Cigar
Origin: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Ecuador (harvest in 2003)
Size: 7.5″ x 52 to 58
Strength Medium to full bodied
This enchanting ultra-premium is already regarded as the finest La Aurora to ever be assembled. La Aurora Puro Vintage is an exceedingly rare cigar (only 12,000 cigars were created), crafted into a beautiful Salomonshape. A vitola only the highest level rollers can accomplish. Despite the relatively expensive cost of the cigar with a price point between $15 to $20, it is a great cigar to have on special occasions that will prove to be a cigar you will not forget.
Pre-light Appearance & Construction:
From a pre-light standpoint, the La Aurora Puro Vintage 2003 is a large cigar that takes about 2.5 hours to fully smoke and enjoy. The beautifully rolled cigar has an oily leather like Ecuadorian leaf that was cultivated in 2003 and endured a cedar-aging process of 5 years prior to rolling. The mere appearance of the cigar displays the superior craftsmanship abilities of the cigar roller.
At first light of the cigar, you immediately taste flavor notes of slight spice and coffee with some undertone nuts and leather. Despite my pre-light impression of being overwhelmed with strong flavors, I was surprised to notice the smoothness of the cigar from start to finish. As you progress towards the middle of the cigar you experience stronger notes of coffee bean and spice. The final third of the cigar is a smooth flavor bomb that explodes with notes of slight chocolate, wood, spice and nuts. At each stage of the cigar, you are able to retrohale smoothly, which really brings out the flavors within the cigar.
Despite the size of the cigar, the overall burn of the cigar was pretty consistent, needing to only relight the cigar once from start to finish. With this type of cigar shape, you would expect the draw to be a little on the loose side, but surprisingly enough the draw was just that perfect balance between loose and tight. Ironically, opposite to many large medium to full bodied cigars that produce massive amounts of thick smoke, the Puro Vintage 2003 produces thin layers of smoke that made it a more tranquil smoking experience.
Editors Final Notes
With the overall great construction and smoking characteristics of the La Aurora Puro Vintage 2003 cigar, it comes as no surprise that this cigar is highly sought out by many cigar aficionados. The entire smoking experience with this cigar has established itself throughout the cigar industry as one that everyone aficionado should try. If you happen to find some of these rare beauties, do not make the mistake in passing them up.
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