Recently the ever generous Barry from Miami Cigar Company sent me few of these beautiful cigars to try out. Having enjoyed many La Aurora 107’s, I of course looked forward to the Maduro. Slated for formal release at IPCPR 2013 the 107 Maduro is available through members of the TAA for now, and a list of these folks is on Miami Cigars’ site.
Manufactured by La Aurora Cigars and distributed by Miami Cigar Company, this beauty of a cigar sports a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, binder a Dominican Corojo, and fillers from the Dominican and Nicaragua.
Construction & Pre-Light;
The La Aurora 107 Maduro felt well packed, showing few veins, and wrapper seams. The cigar gave me a nice semi sweet dark chocolate scent, almost like bakers chocolate. The foot gave more dark chocolate, a good whiff of spice. The dry draw was of coffee, wood, and spice.
The first few puffs yielded a good blast of spice that was also evident through the nose. Accompanying the spice was a nice amount of coffee and wood notes. A ways into the first third shows the spice settle making more of an appearance on the palate and through the nose. More evident now were the coffee notes now joined by a touch of coca. Together these notes formed a beautifully flavorful first third.
The second third continued with the lovely blend introduced towards the end of the first. Emphasis now felt to shift to the cocoa notes, right behind it being the coffee. The woods notes were still in play as well, yet felt more like hints of it here and there. The pepper still strong on the palate and thorough the nose.
The final third stayed true to flavor accentuating now the coca and wood notes. From the flavor standpoint the cigar finishes nice and strong, no harsh notes, just a nice flavorful full-bodied finish.
Draw, Burn, & Ash;
The draw was perfect from beginning to end. Each pull offered a perfect amount of flavorful smoke.
The burn was absolutely razor-sharp throughout my experience. Well constructed without a doubt.
The ash held pretty firm. It was of a darker gray and each time held to the first band for me.
If you’re a fan of the many great offerings from La Aurora, and Miami Cigars, this experience will undoubtedly keep you as a fan. The La Aurora 107 Maduro was an absolute delectation in flavors and strength from foot to nub. The pepper, cocoa, wood, and coffee all offer a wonderful blend of a cigar that commands your attention and enjoyment. I’m looking forward to a box purchase of these and would love to see what some age will bring to the table. Try them, you won’t be sorry!