La Aurora 107 Robusto

La Aurora 107 Robusto

Origin : Dominican RepublicLa Aurora Cigars
Format : Robusto
Size : 4.5 x 50
Wrapper : Ecuador
Filler : Dominican, Nicaraguan
Binder : Dominican Republic
Hand-Made
Price : ~$6 each
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The Aurora 107 line was released earlier this year to commemorate the 107 years of cigar making (see release announcement). The original release included three vitolas among which today’s Robusto; since then, they have added a Lancero and a Corona at this year’s IPCPR in New Orleans.

Appearance : ★★★½☆
The wrapper has a milk chocolate color and it appears very veiny. The wrapper also seems to fall short of covering the binder; if one looks close at the foot of the cigar, one can see the edge of the binder. Upon examining the foot even closer, I noticed a small hole in the filler.

La Aurora 107 Robusto

Construction : ★★★★☆
This is a very firm cigar with no soft spots. The cigar offered a lot of resistance during the pre-light draw.
The light grey ash was fairly tight, and the burn was slightly uneven; but nothing that can be attributed to a construction issue.

Flavor : ★★★★★
The wrapper has a sweet cocoa smell to it while the foot has more of a coffee and mocha aroma. The pre-light draw had notes of a chocolate bar. The initial taste was leather with hints of nuts. After it got hot, an interesting taste developed which I can only characterize as fresh potting soil or just plain earthy. The cigar had an underlying sweet flavor which was a nice complement to the nutty and leather flavors. To make it more specific, the sweetness was felt primarily at the roof of the mouth, while the rest of the flavors were more directed towards the tongue.

Halfway into the 107 Robusto, leather was very dominant. There was a slight spiciness in the retrohale which was pleasant on the nose.

Value : ★★★★☆
This cigar carries a price tag of about $6.00/stick which is a bit on the high end; however, this is, after all, a La Aurora product. The price tag will get you good flavors and a good quality cigar.

Overall Rating : ★★★★☆
The Aurora 107 Robusto definitely exceeds expectations. It offers a complex flavor profile which is very enjoyable. None of the flavors are overwhelming, but they are very well balanced. I am looking forward to smoking other sizes of the 107. Here is to another 107 years of fine cigars!

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3 Comments on “La Aurora 107 Robusto”

  1. I agree with most of what was written, but I have to take exception to the characterization that a $6 price tag “is a bit on the high side.” La Aurora’s 100 Anos cigars started at about $9 or 10 for a similar vitola if memory serves me right and many of their cigars are even higher priced. Comparing the 107 to cigars of other companies, not just earlier La Aurora releases, it seems $6 for a robusto is on the low end of average price-wise. La Traviata runs between $5 and 6, Padrons regular line starts a little lower and goes a little higher, Fuente Green Labels run anywhere from $5 to $10. I guess everyone has a magic number above which cigars have to be extraordinary before they will purchase them; mine is about $9 or 10. It just seems to me that the only way $6 is expensive is if you are comparing it to the price of bundled sticks or if the majority of your purchases are done online.

  2. I grabed a 107 from a shop where I they had been aging for about a year. I droped it in my humidor at home and 2weeks later I pulled it out and smelt it. The aroma this cigar had was incredible. It smelt like sweet choclatey goodness. The smell brought me back to being a teen and smelling my fathers cigars. At that time the Dominican Repuplic was producing most of the us market. Years later I had started smoking cigars myself. It seems that in todays shop at least 80% of the cigars are from nicuagua. After smoking this stick I realised my palate was overwelmed with one region. This stick was one of the most enjoyable smokes I have ever had.

    The flavor profile of this smoke was very complex and would change and build flavor throughout. This cigar had that sweet earthy flavor that I usually only find in cubans. Sweet creamy leather goodness. I was truley surprised. La Aurora produce some of the best tobacco from D.R.

    Try one

  3. I smoked both the 107 Robusto and the 107 Gran, the latter being approximately the size of a baseball bat. I really enjoyed the Robusto and will buy more. The Gran, however, seemed like an altogether different blend, characterized by a lingering peatiness not detectable in the Robusto. I would love to try the corona size.

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