December 26, 2013
Origin : Nicaragua
Format : Robusto
Size : 5 x 54
Wrapper : USA/Conn. Broadleaf
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Price : $6 each
Distributed by Ashton Cigar Company, the La Aroma de Cuba brand is now made by Pepin Garcia in Nicaragua (he already had ties with Ashton’s San Cristobal and Benchmade brands). The brand now consists of eleven vitolas including the Monarch that we previously reviewed.
The pre-light ritual was not perfect for this cigar but pretty close. Wrapper had a dark chocolate look complimented by an oily sheen and lots of veins. Pre-light smell was easily identified as barnyard and hay with the easy flowing cold draw reinforcing the scents. Cap was a lumpy triple seam however the band and piece of red fabric on the foot of the cigar made for a nice presentation (the cloth used to not be part of the packaging on this brand).
The La Aroma de Cuba robusto opened up full-bodied with loads of thick white smoke. The draw on the cigar was effortless and just perfect. Loads of cream and sweet chocolate were certainly present throughout the entire first third. The aroma of creamy sweetness was also pleasantly relaxing.
The second third of this robusto transitioned from chocolate to a cedar, woodsy tone. The draw remained magnificent but the burn became a bit wavy at the start of the second third. The ash proved to be a soft gray throughout the first half of this cigar.
Into the last third of my La Aroma de Cuba robusto my palate was teased with dark coffee and the cream could still be detected until the end. This cigar can be defined as a cool smoke and full bodied throughout. In fact I appreciate the fact that it was a full-bodied experience without being overly harsh.
I cannot say that I’ve ever had a bad experience with the La Aroma de Cuba cigar brand. This is another fine example of another great product from the Garcia family. If you’re looking for a defined flavor profile with lots of cream I highly recommend the La Aroma de Cuba Robusto. For the price you’ll never go wrong with this one!
Pre-Light: 8 pts.
Smoking: 8 pts.
Overall Experience: 8 pts.
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