” – John A. La Aurora Preferido La Aurora Preferido Cigars | We will beat any price by $10. We are very glad you enjoyed the Matilde Oscura – we are very happy with our final result! (Bostoneo), Designed by Elegant Themes | Powered by WordPress, Quick Cigar Review: Oscar Valladares | Altar Q Sumatra, Quick Cigar Review: Davidoff | Winston Churchill The Late Hour Churchill, Cigar News: Casa Cuevas Heads to Australia. Like a lot. Now this particular cigar is part of the La Aurora Preferidos 1903 Special Edition series which covers 5 different colors and each one represents a specific wrapper and . Could be your calling. It gets more expensive by the 5 pack and the single. Blenders have flocked to Nicaragua because it is the current trend of what the public wants. Your name and reviews came up many times over the convention, expect more Manufacturer’s to reach out to you and more consumers to follow your work. And once in a while, you deserve to treat yourself with something special. ", "AND...comment concerning the Diamond Crown Black Diamond review: "Wow! At first glance the cigar looks well rolled but does have some big veins going through the length of the cigar which takes away from the overall look of the cigar. Bread is beginning to dial further and further back. Back at the 2012 IPCPR Trade Show, La Aurora Cigars introduced a sixth blend into its popular perfecto-shaped Preferidos line known as the La Aurora Preferidos Diamond. It is unusual for creaminess to be such an early component. At the 2009 IPCPR Trade Show we were fortunate enough to spend a little time with Jose Blanco of La Aurora. Unfortunately there was some tar build up that made me put it down with about 2 inches to go. A bit full bodied and strong for sure, make sure you have something in your stomach before smoking this bad boy, it will hit you going into the second half. ", "Great review Katman! I move towards the end of the cigar and it just keeps getting bolder and more complex. Thanks Phil. And yes, he sent them without the $5 hood ornament. But in the end, I fear it will do little to alter her constitution. 6 Ratings. I have read more than my share of cigar reviews in my 43 years in the cigar business but am not sure I have ever read one that was as comprehensive, as glowing and as entertaining as the one you gave our new Black Diamond. I’ve smoked so many Nicaraguan cigars lately; I’ve almost forgotten what it is like to smoke a Dominican. Loving the profile now, sweet bread and mud” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.), “A tiny bit of sweetness makes itself known on the finish of every puff during the second third. Smoke now pours from the tiny foot. Blind Cigar Review: Villiger | San’Doro Colorado Toro, Blind Man’s Puff – Top 25 Cigars of the Year – 2013, Cigar News: STG Announces New President of Cigars International, Blind Cigar Review: Warped | Maestro del Tiempo 5205, Blind Cigar Review: Perdomo | Reserve 10th Anniversary Box-Pressed Maduro Epicure, Blind Cigar Review: Sindicato | Cubico Toro, Cigar News: Alec Bradley Shipping 10 Year Anniversary Fine & Rare Sets, Blind Cigar Review: Nica Libre | x AGANORSA Robusto. I really respect and admire how real you are in your writing and interaction with the folks who follow you. A quarter inch in a bold amount of black pepper enters the fray with minor notes of dark cocoa, soap/floral, and smoky woodsiness coat the tongue. You have my total respect as a cigar reviewer. Phil Clearly, a lot of work went into blending the La Aurora Preferido Corojo. Thank you.". I always enjoy your style and the voice that comes out in them. La Aurora Preferidos are a super-premium cigar and only 200,000 are produced annually, making them among the most sought after cigars in the world.”. Habit, I guess. Double Perfecto $ 168. La Aurora is the first cigar factory of the Dominican Republic and has been in continuous operation since 1903. You retort that we deserve such a fine vitola every once in a while. Flavors were spot on for a full bodied smoke and diverse enough to make it interesting. Categories . Connecticut Broadleaf. The triple cap is impeccable and almost invisible. Kat, Try one out, may be your next full bodied goto!" And I just don’t think of La Aurora as having strong cigars. Flavors were spot on for a full bodied smoke and diverse enough to make it interesting. The New PerfecPak Accessory Case from Dr. Rod Kurthy. La Aurora probably makes some of the best Cameroon sticks I have ever had and the La Aurora Preferidos 1903 Cameroon No. I am forced to give it just a slight touch up and we are good. With its roots steeped back to 1903, La Aurora is the Dominican Republic's oldest premium brand, as well as the country's oldest active factory. As I hit the one inch mark, the creaminess really runs the show. If you skip the tubo, you can save up to $5 per stick. The La Aurora Preferidos 1903 Edition Diamond No. ", "I just posted a link to your review on the DTT and my personal FB page – Wow, where do I send the check? The Preferido is a Perfecto shape, the first size that ever came off the company rolling tables. I felt that the flavors lacked complexity and depth. At the halfway point, the only thing that has changed is that now the cigar is very complex and bold. Nicely done sir. 1 does not disappoint. Smoking the La Aurora Corojo blend is similar to that Davidoff. The ash finally disengages itself from the cigar. It is one of the most aromatic cigars I’ve ever shoved my nose all over. Add To Cart. The construction was also solid.” –Daniel S. (Daniel S.), “This was an ok smoke, it was too one dimensional for me. Thank you for everything you do for us and for the industry! La Aurora Connecticut Churchill PACK (20) 3.83 out of 5. I approach the first half and the cigar is uber flavorful. Filler: Dominican, Cameroon, Brazilian haha. My brother there is no one else like you!!!! Show all. Intense smoky flavor and syrupy sweetness comes in with an uneven burn, touch up time. It seemed like a good time to remind the public about this cigar. You really are head and shoulders above any other cigar reviewers. A real flavor bomb!” –Dave W. (mdwest), “The leather is a lot more pronounced now. That is what makes me proud of you. 00. Some flavors are strong but the subtle and nuanced flavors just become part of the whole experience without really standing out as they do in my reviews. This stick finished up with pure spicy black pepper, nap time. Vitola: Toro Length: 5 1/2″ Ring Gauge: 54 Country of Origin: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Binder: Dominican Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan Factory: E. León Jimenes Tabacalera Blender: Manuel Inoa Number of reviewers: 5 – Ryan H. (Ryan H.) Daniel S. (Daniel S.) Mickey T. (irratebass) John A. Now, there are so many editions of the Preferidos that it’s very easy to get lost. But touch ups aren’t required. Thanks so much Phil. In compiling some reviews, yours was the only one I took quotes from! Available in an assortment of wrappers, the cigar has gained worldwide recognition for its quality, consistency, and flavor. There is genius behind this blend. This is one of those few cigars I don’t want to end. The spiciness slowly ramps up. I will pass on that quote to the wife who holds my checkbook. This cigar is a wonderful stick to have in your humidor. 2 Tubos) (Double Perfecto) (5.0"x54) Box of 8. quickview . Its baseline flavors are creaminess, spice, sweetness, and caramel. The cigar comes in the original perfecto shape that was rolled when the factory first opened. Unless you are bucks up, of course. I am ready to go buy a box tomorrow. Also getting a good amount of smoke with each draw.” –Daniel S. (Daniel S.), “Very good burn with no touch ups needed.” –Mickey T. (irratebass), “Was a little worried about the construction because of how loose the seams looked However, there was no construction issues and the cigar burned cool the whole time.” –Daniel S. (Daniel S.), “I really enjoyed this cigar. PerfecRepair Cigar Glue...One bottle will fix 80 cigars. My only issue was on the finish which turned a bit green and bitter. My wife, who thinks all cigars smell like crap, loved the aroma. La Aurora Preferidos Diamond (No. That’s a phenomenal review of our brand new Diamond Crown Black Diamond cigars.". And those few little flavors are incredible. For a cigar with a lot of hype built around it, it is not as gorgeous under the hood as one would expect. And the flavor profile is doing the 40 yard dash in 4.4 seconds. That’s a lot of dough for a 35 cent piece of metal to cover your cigar. Weed reviews...very interesting. (Bostoneo), “This cigar just keeps getting better. Time to light up. If you’re not a show off, avoid the tubos in shiny aluminum that are the perfecto shape. Thanks again to Jason Harding at BestCigarPrices.com for the samples. ” –John A. Draw and burn are performing great. Excellent reviews and we always read what you publish.”. After you have a highly developed palate, you can read all those bombastic comments, swimming around the internet, saying reviewers like me are full of shit; and you can laugh. Medium-bodied and 91-rated, La Aurora Preferidos Emerald exudes notes of oak, cocoa, and spice. But the body is on the light side of full. "Thanks for the killer review! For a cigar with a lot of hype built around it, it is not as gorgeous under the hood as one would expect. The body is closing in on full by the end of the first third. The cigar is solid but not rock hard. For years the Preferidos line was available only as double-torpedo, often tubo, cigars that ran upwards of $18 to $20 a stick. La Aurora Preferidos has reveived 90 and 92-point ratings, one review noting: "An old-fashioned, blimp-shaped perfecto with a pointy tip and dark wrapper. This release was significant because it introduced a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper into the series. The mud is coming to the fore front. All wrappers are aged in oak casks. A bit full bodied and strong for sure, make sure you have something in your stomach before smoking this bad boy, it will hit you going into the second half. La Aurora Preferidos are a super-premium cigar and only 200,000 are produced annually, making them among the most sought after cigars in the world.”. And the Dominican cigars have sort of been lost in the shuffle. ” –Mickey T. (irratebass), Blind Cigar Review: La Aurora | Preferidos Diamond Broadleaf Toro, “Perfume like floral notes hit the tongue on the light while a mustiness lingers on the palette. So we shift gears and go with halves instead of thirds. ” –John A. La Aurora 100 Anos Preferido No 1 Cigar Review This 6x58 perfecto stick features a dark brown smooth oily wrapper with minimal veins, tight invisible … A lot of time, work, love and passion went into the Serie Exclusivo! 5 Star. I like pepper but it got boring after a while with the same note. I recently reviewed the Davidoff Golden Band Award cigar and it is primarily a Dominican like the La Aurora. La Aurora’s Preferidos line goes way back. Wrapper. I get a salty pretzel flavor. I clip the foot a bit to give it a better lighting surface than the currently exposed ¼” diameter circle. You da man!! A lot of focus and intensity goes into the process. Intense smoky flavor and syrupy sweetness comes in with an uneven burn, touch up time. "Thanks so much for such a wonderful review of our Diamond Crown Julius Caeser cigars! In Stock. I know we haven’t had a chance to meet in person yet, but you’ve become my good friend. The cigar has become very chewy and delightful. Thank you again! “La Aurora cigars are the oldest cigar made in the Dominican Republic. This offering has been around for some time now in attractive aluminum tubes. The caramel is so buttery that I cannot find the words to describe its intensity. The '93' rated gems of La Aurora. But this is a great cigar. Otherwise the flavors remain the same as the first third. quickview Add To Cart. Today we are reviewing the La Aurora | Preferidos Diamond Broadleaf Toro. But this is a powerhouse. I remember seeing the colored tubes selling for $17 or $18 in one of the first cigar stores I frequented back in the early part of this century…and basically just passing them by because I couldn’t imagine spending the money on them. The construction was ok. Available in an assortment of wrappers, the cigar has gained worldwide recognition for its quality, consistency, and flavor. Really appreciate you man!! (Bostoneo), “One of the best smokes I’ve had this year. These vitolas were added to give consumers more choices to fit their preferences as well as save on cost as they are offered without the tube originally found over these blends. But you are right…the price point sends a knee jerk reaction of dismissal. The end of the cigar sees the strength move to full bodied. La Aurora Preferidos Cameroon, #2 Tubo 5×54 Strength: Medium Size: 5×54 Wrapper: Cameroon Binder: Dominican Filler: Dominican, Brazil, Ecuador. Time to remove the band and I’m afraid that in doing so, I will knock the sturdy ash from its seat. Back in the “Cigar Boom” days, mild to medium cigars where more prevalent. Today, La Aurora cigars are still rolled by hand and are among the most respected cigars in the industry. "Cool Reviews, Phil….always entertaining! Try one out, may be your next full bodied goto!” –John A. Turns out, I tore the wrapper slightly in removing the band. We really appreciate you so much!! I don’t know why I am using thirds to describe this cigar. Shape. I think it is a little on the pricey side but it is a helluva stick. The light brown wrapper is deceiving. At IPCPR 2016, La Aurora launched three new vitolas sans tube in each of the 7 blends of the “La Aurora 1903 Edition” line. I’m so happy that my inventions have your stamp of approval. They have been grown in the same fields of the Cibao Valley for over 3 generations.” Home › CIGAR REVIEWS › Cigar Review- La Aurora Preferidos Corojo, Wrapper: Dominican Corojo The scores are an average of all the reviewers' scores with outliers removed. It looks terrible in photos. Close to two years ago, I took a look at the Preferidos Emerald Toro, a new release from La Aurora at that time. Well described and by far the most entertaining I’ve read. I love your descriptions – incredible use of word smithing!! This stick finished up with pure spicy black pepper, nap time. Wrong. La Aurora has grabbed its share of headlines lately, launching highly anticipated (and well-marketed) blends like Guillermo León and 107. La Aurora is a brand that gets forgotten by me because of Miami Cigar in general, but it is a great brand that delivers and this cigar really showed what they can do. Full. 2 vitola. Handmade in the Dominican, this Connecticut Broadleaf-wrapped blend features choice Dominican long-fillers that have been carefully-aged in rum barrels. The creaminess, in tandem, really emphasizes the sweetness of the cigar. Everything else in the taste profile is subservient to these two elements. I did have some cracking as I smoked it, but Cameroon wrappers, I have found, can be more delicate. The bitter chocolate and earthy notes this stick puts out in the first inch are thick enough to chew on. The creaminess and cocoa and natural tobacco sweetness continue to become bolder. La Aurora is distributed in the U.S. by Miami Cigar & Co., which advertises on halfwheel. (Click on photo). See if you find those subtle flavors. La Aurora Preferido cigar line is crafted in perfecto-shaped cigars, reminiscent of the shapes made by Don Eduardo Leon Jimenes in the company's founding year of 1903. (Bostoneo) Dave W. 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