La Aurora Sublimes

La Aurora Sublimes

Origin : Dominican RepublicLa Aurora Cigars
Format : Corona
Size : 5 x 39
Wrapper : Cameroon
Filler : Dominican Republic
Binder : Dominican Republic
Hand-Made
Price : ~$11 each in Canada, ~$5.00 each in the USA

La Aurora Sublimes are pleasant, mild cigars from the Dominican Republic. They have a consistent, rich flavour paired with quality construction.

Appearance : Rating: ★★★☆☆
The Sublimes have a medium brown wrapper, nice oils and a sweet, light tobacco smell. There are many thin veins giving them a bit of a rougher appearance. It is very obvious where the band was cut after printing which takes away from the overall look. They come in a nice tubo.

Construction : Rating: ★★★★☆
The cigar has nice seams and the filler at the foot appears to be distributed evenly. The burn is dead even although it does burn a bit quick. It has an easy draw and good white ash.

Flavor : Rating: ★★★☆☆
The cold draw is grassy with a light tobacco taste. When the cigar was lit, it started out with mild, sweet tobacco and cedar flavours with a camp fire aroma. The flavour develops quickly becoming slightly richer however remaining mild. Cocoa flavour enters with a bit of hay. After this there is no more development and the flavour remains consistent. Although mild, it remains cool and pleasant until the end.

Value : Rating: ★★☆☆☆
If you are looking for a mild cigar, there are other smokes on the market that have the same quality for a lower price. I find that the tubo often increases the price. I’ve had a hard time finding them in Canada so the price is my best estimate.

Overall Rating : Rating: ★★★☆☆
The La Aurora Sublimes are nice mild cigars with solid construction. Although they are fairly one-dimensional they offer a nice rich smoke that is not intimidating. They are a good early afternoon cigar that go great with a cappuccino and, since they come in a tubo, would make an excellent gift for someone new to cigar smoking.