The La Aurora 100 Años robusto is one I’d been waiting for my local B&M to get for a while. Tim Kime of Old Havana Cigar Company gave me his usual alert as to new shipments and I wasted no time. My friend Dustin, @CatfishBluezz www.robbyrasreviews.com , had also suggested these to me, and I’ve learned that our palates share very similar tastes.
The La Aurora 100 Años is distributed by Miami Cigar Company. Having smoked other blends by La Aurora and Miami Cigars I had high expectations for this Dominican smoke. The wrapper is Dominican Corojo, the binder Dominican, as well as the filler.
Construction & Pre-light;
The 100 Años had a nice shiny glimmer to it with the oily sheen it sported. From top to bottom it felt packed well, with a slight tooth to it. A few medium veins ran through, and also a few visible wrapper seams. A sniff offered some earth and sweet tobacco notes. the foot gave spice, earth, and sweetness. A straight cut to the cap and the dry draw offered wood notes, spice, and a hint of the sweetness.
The cigar opened with a good amount of wood notes, pepper, and a certain sweetness, almost citrus flavor. A little into the first third and the flavors begin to take their respective roles. Up front are the notes of wood and citrus. Following these notes the pepper adds a nice kick to top things off. A nice start to the cigar.
The second third seemed to dull out the wood and replace it with some earthy tones. The citrus continued to add the sweetness to the blend and the pepper the nice kick in the back of things.
The final third brought back the wood with more of a cedar ring to it. The pepper stayed around but the citrus faded. The cigar nubbed pretty well and was a delight as I’d hoped.
Draw, Burn, & Ash;
No draw complaints from me, enjoyed every pull. The burn was pretty good, a tad wavy at times, I may have touched up once, but other than that self correcting. The ash was very slightly flaky but otherwise firm.
The La Aurora Cien Años is a nice blend of wood, citrus, pepper, and earth from beginning to end. It’s definitely a great offering from both La Aurora and Miami Cigars. IMO it keeps with the standards of La Aurora in producing flavorful, and extremely enjoyable cigars. I’m looking forward to trying the other vitolas. As always I thank you for reading and long ashes to all! -Evan