15th Jun2011

La Aurora 107 Corona

by GoodFellasCigars

Wrapper: Ecuadorian

Binder: Dominican

Filler: Nicaraguan and Dominican

Shape: Corona

Size: 5.5 x 43

Country: Dominican Republic

Factory: La Aurora Cigar Factory

To be honest looking at the La Aurora 107 Corona it wouldn’t look like something I would like to smoke but, I was wrong, it threw my misconceptions out the window. This stick was named after the 107th anniversary of the company which is one of the oldest in the business. The wrapper had a small amount of red to it but, was mainly dark brown. It had a bit of tooth to it along with small veins and was a little oily as well. The pack was firm and the initial draw was decently easy. Along with the draw was a very good amount of smoke and a slight bitterness and a toasty, spicy bread taste off the initial draw. Once beginning the first third its starts off fairly complex with a oak aroma, leather, and still the wheat flavor from the initial draw. The bread flavor was either sweet or spicy with every alternating puff. This also is the kinda of cigar you wanna take your time with or otherwise it becomes bitter and you loose the unique sweet tones coming from the bread. Going into the second third the profile remains the same but, I picked up a sweetness that reminded me of wine that was only there for this part and the wood in this phase picked up some spice. Overall the second remained like the first part for the most part. The final third became a little bitter with the profile all over the place with a flavor one puff then something else the next. As for the finish it became harsh and I suggest stopping around the band unless you like the bite. The burn throughout needed no touch ups and the ash was surprisingly strong for being a corona which stayed firm to about an inch. This cigar was good and kept me guessing and even though the lion on it at first had me like what is this? My suggestion on this stick is to relax and take your time to prevent it from becoming too bitter.

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