Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Robusto
Size : 4.5 x 50
Wrapper : Ecuador
Filler : Dominican, Nicaraguan
Binder : Dominican Republic
Price : ~$6 each
More info about purchasing La Aurora 107 cigars...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!