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La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor

The latest addition to the La Aroma de Cuba saga....

La Aroma de Cuba 'Mi Amor' is hand crafted in Don Pepin Garcia's Nicaraguan factory. Utilizing a dark, toothy Cuban-seed wrapper grown in Mexico and a robust Nicaraguan long-filler blend, Mi Amor offers a rich, medium to full-bodied profile. Brimming with notes of earth, cocoa, espresso, spices and a smooth, semi-sweet finish. Complex, flavorful, balanced and perfectly constructed, La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor is thoroughly satisfying.

In addition to being named the Number 2 cigar of 2011, La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor received a well-deserved 95-point rating, adding "a box-pressed smoke that burns beautifully and has a lovely woody component balanced by notes of sweet nougat and copious amounts of nuts on the palate."

  Size Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Belicoso (5.5"x54)BOX OF 25 In Stock $206.25$185.95
5-PACK In Stock $39.00
Churchill (7.0"x50)BOX OF 25 In Stock $206.25$184.95
5-PACK In Stock $39.00
Duque (Robusto) (5.2"x56)BOX OF 25 In Stock $193.75$173.95
5-PACK In Stock $37.00
Magnifico (Toro) (6.0"x52)BOX OF 25 In Stock $200.00$179.95
5-PACK In Stock $38.00
Robusto (5.0"x50)BOX OF 25 Backordered $181.25$162.95
5-PACK Backordered $34.50
Valentino (Gordo) (6.0"x60)BOX OF 25 In Stock $212.50$190.95
5-PACK In Stock $40.50
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Customer Reviews of “La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor”
Smooth, rich flavor with the right amount of spice and earthy flavor. Very nice sweet aftertaste. Well constructed and nice even burn with a nice easy draw. Smoked it down to the nub!
WC of Millville, NJ
Hi again with another review, if you are looking for a review with orange peel, strawberry short cake and anise I am not about that. Instead pure tobacco. This is a great stick, straight tobacco,Earth, pepper review. great construction with a white ash, properly aged. This is a great stick and a pleasure to behold. Although no sweet nuances, an upper medium- lower full smoke. This stick will have a home in my box, a must have. Once again thank you for CI with competitive pricing.
WS of Woodhaven, NY
The Mi Amor is an excellent cigar! Very complex with your classic DPG spice, followed by leather and mocha flavors. It's a cigar that you could enjoy at any time of the day, and believe it or not, enjoy as a dessert cigar. The best one out of the LAdC series.
GR of Sterling, VA
Great cigar along with Aston VSG Tre Mystic my favorite
GJ of Miles City, MT
I've smoked all three La Aroma de Cuba's and the Mi Amor is the smoothest of them all. I cant imagine anyone who already likes this line not liking the Mi Amor.
JS of Baltimore, MD
DPG has done it again. For once I agree with the self anointed egos at CA "ragazine" they should stick to vacations and watches. But the rating was spot on in regards to LAdA. I find it to be a very complex blend that starts somewhat harsh but quickly mellows out in the first third. Then creeps back up with a bountiful array of flavors. It's just packed with a beautiful balance of Coffee, Earthy and Peppery flavors with just the slightest hint of a caramelesqe creamy sweetness that you'll find yourself licking your lips to savor! I have tried all of the sizes and believe that the Churchill is the winner as it is the perfect size to allow all the flavors over the smoking time to combine. I will always have a box of these in my humidor as long as they are made. Also. Do yourself a favor. resist the urge to smoke them right away and give them a minimum of at least 6 weeks to rest and give them a chance to mellow. Keeping track in my journal I have found that after 8 months they are begging to be smoked! Enjoy them my fellow aficionados.
DM of Herndon, VA
The first third was amazing and the rest was a bit bland. The strength snuck up on me and I actually threw up at the end. First time ever in about 100 sticks. Would recommend based on flavor and it you like a buzz
BL of Somerville, MA
Mi Amor is the first cigar that Cigar Aficionado rated highly that I actually agree with. They should stick to Rolexes and private jets! This cigar reminds me of hot cocoa with just a bit of complimentary spice added. I don't find it anywhere near as strong as some other reviewers. The construction was perfect right down to the triple cap. Deeeelish!
GT of Philadelphia, PA
I ordered these knowing they ranked #2 out of 25 according to Cigar Aficionado in 2011. I must say that these are some of the best cigars I've ever smoked. Full of flavor and well worth the money. Do it!
NS of Palatine, IL
not since the Prensado AB have I seen a more beautiful band but that's not really why we smoke them right? I read a review that summed it up perfect: "This is a very cigary cigar" and I know just what they mean. It STINKS. If your wife hates the small steer away! Billows of rank smoke made me decline a box purchase, it was just too much for me. Almost as if the main objective with this stick was to create an overpowering aroma. Still a well built cigar with a great draw and even burn but just too stinky for me.
JL of Middle Village, NY
Wow, These smokes are killer. They stay lit, draw nice, and the smoke is awesome. Just bought a box after I tried 5. You won't be disappointed.
MM of Show Low, AZ
one of the best smokes I have tried so far. I have just started. I have a good smoke shop in Roanoke, Va. I bought this smoke and this is one of my new "best". very good. Getting ready to order more. LOVE 'EM.
LA of ROANOKE, VA
If you enjoy a rich, med-full flavored cigar, this is for you. I don't usually write reviews, but the Mi Amor definitely earned it. All tobacco, and the price point is fair. Cheers
AK of Le Roy, NY
Another great one from La Aroma de Cuba! The " Edicion Especial #55 " and the " Mi Amor Valentino " are staples in my humidor. Very enjoyable cigars!
AS of NEWTON, MA
This is a legendary stick with a reputation that it very well deserves. This cigar is amazing, the whole smoke is bold with deep mocha and notes of cocoa. Its complexity and body are not meant for a novice smoker but eventually one has to experience this cigar. However, if you are looking for changes in flavor this is not the stick or you. It is very consistent. Hats off to the manufacturer.
CV of Manassas Park, VA
My go-to cigar! My favorite size is the Magnifico that I always smoke to the nub. Very smooth with lots of grey smoke, hints of cocoa with a slightly sweet after taste. The price point is perfect for an everyday smoke.
KA of HURST, TX
what a great smoke. this is as close as you can get to a true cuban cigar, reminded me of the legendary bolivar royal corona! buy a 5-pack of toros and try for yourself, i am stocking up!
GS of STAUNTON, VA
This cigar rivals the Padron Anniversary at half the price. No B.S. Phenomenal smoke.
GR of STATEN ISLAND, NY
Very easy to light. Above average construction, draw and burn. Very little draw resistance demands constraint to avoid bitterness. Voluminous smoke output. Very cool burn. Thick smoke but dry on palate. Medium to full strength and medium to full flavors. Intense coffee and leather flavors with a black pepper taste and bite. An ever so slight sweetness fades in and out. A bolder style cigar that becomes a bit smoother and milder in the second half with flavors that remain consistent from beginning to end.
PC of LEXINGTON, SC
Pepin Garcia does it again..... I dunno, I hear these babies have been around for quite some time? Different leafs, different soils?? Whatever or however this is a cigar that has few equals and even fewer toppers. My personal experience wit Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor is amazing to say the least.... From your first draw to the nub there is nothing but pleasure. If only I could make this an everyday smoke.
WS of Taylor, PA
I am about halfway done with this cigar and I must say it is fantastic. Burn has been slightly erratic but over all burning fine. Making room in my humi for this top notch smoke.
WM of Little Rock, AR
This is a great smoke from DPG. Cocoa, cocoa, cocoa. I prefer a bit more full but this was a nice lighter smoke to end my day. It would go nice with a cup of joe in the morning.
SB of Oak Ridge, TN
Good strong cigar - but the draw can be uneven wthin the box of cigars - some are very good and others have a very tight draw.
JS of Purcellville, VA
Great Job CI!
PJ of Staatsburg, NY
I recently ordered a 5-pack of these wonderful cigars from CI. I've been behind on my ratings lately, but this cigar deserves special attention from those who love a medium-full bodied Nicaraguan long-filler blend. Out of the package they look beautiful with their box-pressed construction. These cigars are well made; none of the five had a single flaw. Before lighting, I could almost smell the soil they were grown in. Immediately after lighting, there were hints of wood, some coffee, and a natural, but attenuated sweetness. The cigar burned evenly, produced copious amounts of delicious smoke, and held its ash like a pro. At the half-way point, the cigar was still yielding wonderful tastes that were very complex. Near the end, there was no bitterness or "bite." The draw was easy throughout. For the price, I would highly recommend this exquisite cigar. It earned its rating. I ordered the Churchill and would do so again in a New York minute.
DS of Saint Paul, MN
My favorite cigar hands down. Halfway through a box of the Belicoso and every stick has been perfect! Smooth draw, even burn, nice medium-full body flavor - what more can you ask for? These will always be a staple in my humidor - a must have for any true BOTL!
DD of ORANGEBURG, NY
A lovely cigar, indeed. It fits the description all the way. I enjoyed this cigar to the fingertips, very smooth and meaty. Beautiful in presentation and well constructed. It was good while it lasted.
EW of Virginia Beach, VA
Very smooth and full smoke!
AT of Arlington, VA
Many an hour pass for me pondering the mystery of life with either a great cigar or pipe in hand. The better the tobacco, the more intense and pleasurable the experience. So with the La Aroma de Cuba, Mi Amor (Duque) next up in my rotation, the upcoming sit-down event was slated to be glorious, and it was. Analyzing all of the attributes of a fine cigar such as La Aroma is tantamount to expounding on a glorious sunset, nothing to say, just marvel at it. Suffice it to say that only a super quality tobacco leaf, masterfully blended, could yield the natural sweetness and rich tobacco flavor this cigar brings to the table. Pondering life with La Aroma--Mi Amor!
CS of Ringoes, NJ
Awesome smoke, great flavor and burn. Can't get enough of them! Thank You CI.
MR of WILLINGBORO, NJ

La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor

Posted by Steve R

New 2010 Release: La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor

As some of you may know, I was a HUGE fan of the old La Aroma de Cuba blend from Honduras. Chewy, rich, tasty....I loved this cigar and have missed it considerably ever since it left the market. Now, this brand is made in Nicaragua by Jose ‘Don Pepin’ Garcia, and it’s drastically different. Some claim it’s better, some claim there’s nothing quite like the original.

I now have in my hand the latest blend from La Aroma - Mi Amor - which I plan to take for a test drive. This new blend is very different in appearance than the other La Aromas on the market. The wrapper is a dark and toothy Cuban-seed leaf grown in Mexico - it offers a dark chocolate-brown hue with minimal oils. Smelling the unlit foot, I pick up a trace of baked bread - much like the aroma you’ll smell when walking through a tobacco curing barn. The slightest bit of spice tickles my nostrils, leading me to believe there’s a little ligero within this all-Nicaraguan long-filler blend, ready to smack my palate with a dash of pepper. I chose a punch cut - because somebody took my damn cutter off my desk - and am ready to go.

The first few puffs are very smooth, with a deep, roasted tobacco flavor and toasty influence. From the get-go, I notice thick and heavy clouds of gray smoke exiting the foot of this cigar. Dark, aromatic smoke with a warm, toasty scent. The faintest bit of spice lingers on the back of my palate after each puff, a spice which is more promiment through the nose. I’m just a half an inch in and I feel this cigar will surpass the medium-bodied range and reach full-bodied before the smoke is done.

An inch in, the deep, roasted flavors remain when the smoke is first introduced to your palate with each puff, however a rich, espresso-like nuance is left behind with each exhale, quickly followed by the subtle spice. The Mexican wrapper is true to its origin, a dense, earthy leaf offering an enjoyable, rustic tobacco flavor that hits the front of your palate everytime you draw on the cigar.

Midway through, the cigar becomes considerably smoother. The roasted influence seemed to have faded by now, allowing a rich, unsweetened touch of dark chocolate to surface. This nuance hit me mostly in the middle of the palate and on the sides, and does not overshadow the espresso flavors or slightly spicy finish. It’s actually a welcome change to the first half of the smoke.

By now, I feel the weight of this cigar in my belly and behind my eyes. I won’t go as far as saying this is a full-bodied handmade, but there’s no doubt some strength behind the blend. A full meal is not required prior to enjoying Mi Amor, but I wouldn’t recommend this as a morning smoke for first-timers.

The final third is quite rich, with a soft charcoal-like aroma that fills the room. Rich tobacco, dark chocolate, and espresso followed by that subtle spice I’ve been mentioning the entire time. All the while, this cigar has produced a flaky but firm, salt and pepper ash with a razor-sharp burn and easy draw. No one flavor dominates any significant portion of the smoke, and all are presented in a balanced and smooth fashion.

While La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor is still very different than the original, Honduran-made La Aroma that I loved so much, I did enjoy burning this cigar and will no doubt burn more in the future. It’ll never replace the original, but it’s great to see the new Nicaraguan-made La Aroma making strides in a tasty direction.

La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor

Posted by Jeff K

La Aroma de Cuba has always been a brand to which I didn’t give much attention. But I’ve recently seen the light.

La Aroma de Cuba is an old Cuban brand with a great back story. Supposedly, the Cuban La Aroma de Cuba brand was a favorite of Winston Churchill. In 2002, Ashton released a Honduran-made La Aroma de Cuba which initially made a big splash. Quickly earning some impressive ratings, La Aroma de Cuba was generating some serious buzz. The artwork was beautiful, the cigars were made in the renowned Flor de Copan factory (home of Saint Luis Rey, Quintero, Romeo Habana Reserve, et. al), and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. I was excited to try one. So I tried about 4 and had a terrible experience each time – I had some serious issues with construction and the flavor was just average. Then I forgot about La Aroma de Cuba for a long time. A couple of years ago they launched La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial and while I enjoyed it, the price was a bit more than I cared for. But a new era of La Aroma de Cuba is here and they’ve calmed all my fears. The original La Aroma de Cuba is now made in Nicaragua by Don Pepin Garcia and the Edicion Especial has just experienced a drastic price decrease. Plus, they’ve just launched a new addition to the line – La Aroma de Cuba ‘Mi Amor’ – and the initial response has been tremendous. So once again, I was excited to one.

La Aroma de Cuba ‘Mi Amor’ is handmade in Nicaragua by Don Pepin Garcia and marks a drastic departure from the other blends in the line. The wrapper is a dark, ultra-thick Mexican maduro leaf that’s extra toothy. On the inside, a bold blend of Cuban-seed Nicaraguan long-fillers. The whole thing is then gently box-pressed and adorned with the signature La Aroma de Cuba artwork. And I must say, it’s a good looking cigar.

Initially, the flavor is slightly dry with a rich, charred finish. That kind of sounds bad, but it’s an interesting taste that’s oddly delicious. As it burns, the flavor develops nicely and the taste balances.  It’s extremely rich, with a supporting cast of espresso, pepper, spices, cedar, and a slightly sweet finish which rounds out the mix. It changes often and offers a ton of flavor, all delivered in a full-bodied, but refined manner. And the toasty, chocolatey aroma adds an additional layer to the experience. Smooth throughout with a slow-burn and tight, grey ash, La Aroma de Cuba ‘Mi Amor’ is a cigar I’ve been thoroughly enjoying.

It’s different than most cigars on the market, but a true premium with a ton of flavor. If you enjoy rich, full-bodied smokes, La Aroma de Cuba ‘Mi Amor’ is one that should definitely be added to your rotation. They’re not cheap, but for a cigar of this level of quality, they’re worth the asking price.