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La Aurora 1495 Series

Behold, La Aurora's finest creation to date

Enjoy DEEP discounts on one of La Aurora's tastiest creations: the savory 1495 Series. Unheard of savings, saving you more than half-off every box.

In 1495, Christopher Columbus sailed to the Dominican Republic, where he arrived to the fertile valley of Cibao - home of today's finest Dominican tobaccos - founding the city of Santiago de los Caballeros. La Aurora's 1495 Series honors the foundation of this city with a supremely-made, medium to full-bodied blend could be the factory's greatest accomplishment to date. Combining a complex, but patiently aged, blend of Dominican Corojo and Dominican-seed ligero grown in Nicaragua, the 1495 is adorned with a stunning, marbleized Ecuadorian-grown wrapper leaf that's thick, toothy and loaded with pop. Chewy hints of leather and spice excite the taste buds without overpowering the palate, keeping the flavors smooth and balanced from first light to your very last puff.

La Aurora 1495 Series received a well-deserved 90-point rating, noting: "Dark and oily with a strikingly even burn. It starts out with a mineral sweetness, then progresses to a balance of spice, coffee bean, and wood."
Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Belicoso (6.2"x52) Sale
BOX OF 25 Out of Stock $220.50 $79.99    
Belicoso (6.2"x52)
5-PACK Out of Stock $29.00    
Churchill (7.0"x50) Sale
BOX OF 25 In Stock $199.50 $79.99
Churchill (7.0"x50)
5-PACK In Stock $29.00
Corona #4 (5.2"x43) Sale
BOX OF 25 In Stock $157.50 $64.99
Corona #4 (5.2"x43)
5-PACK In Stock $25.00
Robusto (5.0"x50) Sale
BOX OF 25 Out of Stock $174.30 $69.99    
Robusto (5.0"x50)
5-PACK Out of Stock $26.00    
Overall Rating 4.3 out of 5 Based on 37 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “La Aurora 1495 Series”

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5 out of 5
A diamond in the rough ! A new found favorite !
Bought a box at an incredible sale price to restock my humidor. Smoked 3 cigars the day I received them right out of the box. I found them to be a tiny bit harsh with the first couple draws. They calmed down imidiately following. Each cigar had a perfect draw throughout with a peppery start then a beautiful earthy and leathery taste all the way to the nub. I have never smoked a corona, only the 50+ ring size. They got a little warm at the end, but truly a pleasurable smoke. Especially for the money. No sticks or stems as other reviews had stated. And never had to re-light. I will most definitely be purchasing more of these little gems. I'm searching for another humidor so I can age them to see what I get. They can only get better. I had a few fiends over to smoke around the fire pit and each one enjoyed this cigar as much as I. I have only been smoking cigars for a few years, but my friends have been smoking for 20 plus years each. They all said they would be purchasing these cigars in the future. My thanks go out to Cigar International for putting this special out there, or I may have never found this little beauty!!
5 out of 5
great gar, well made even draw. full body
Well made and a deal when on sale, I always buy 2 boxes
5 out of 5
La Aurora 1495
Glad I tried these. Great smoke, great flavor. I will smoke this again.
4 out of 5
Mild spicy stick
What else is there to say? Great brand, great stick
3 out of 5
Good tasting hard draw
I bought a box of these La Aurora 1495 series churchills put them in my humidor for a couple of weeks before I tried one sorry to say very tight and will not stay burning on the other hand they are tasty the ones that i could smoke might just be a Monday morning batch....
5 out of 5
1495 ain't a bad year
Fine cigar. Perfect burn, a requirement for me, on nearly all the cigars. Would recommend as a fairly mild habano.
5 out of 5
Nice smoke
Flavorful, open draw, well rolled cigar. Medium strength all the way. My second box...
5 out of 5
La Aurora 1495 corona
Probably the best cigar out there for flavor/cost ratio. It's my little secret, so don't tell anyone! So is the robusto.
4 out of 5
good taste
Strength varies but taste good
3 out of 5
Construction was good. Taste was too dry for me. Won't order again.
5 out of 5
My first Box of Cigars
I am relatively new to enjoying cigars so I may not have the lingo down but I can narrow my review of this cigar into 3 simple words..Good Damn Smoke! I first tried this cigar when I bought a few samplers..and the 1495 was in each of the samplers. Out of all the 90+ cigars in the samplers, the La Aurora 1495 was my favorite. It has a nice flavor..a touch of some spices and I felt so mellowed when I smoked one. I looked at a few online shops and some wanted $11 for one of these prized sticks...I decided to get a box and Cigar Intl had the best price for this Good Damn Cigar. Good smoke at a great price.
4 out of 5
more please
Very Tasty smoke. There are so many delish sticks out there it is hard to decide which one you want a full box for. I will be getting a full box. Only reason it did not get 5 stars is that they are kind of soft and loosely packed, and the wraper construction is not the best...
4 out of 5
La Aurora 1495 Series Corona #4
1495 has been one of the best "on a budget" smokes that I have found ! The corona size is great for a winter smoke if you have to go outside to smoke as I do ! As usual , CI offered the best price + delivery ! I wish CI could open one of their superstores closer to the NY/PA border !!
4 out of 5
Great value.
Very "Cuban" flavour. A delightful smoke.
3 out of 5
Enjoyable Corona
This is a very enjoyable smoke. I bought a box of Corona size and was very pleased. They age well in the humidor and I would recommend a month or more. They keep tasting better the longer they sit. Almost time for another box.
4 out of 5
The La Aurora1495 Robusto
this cigar is a hidden gem. Its some where between mild and medium in strength. It light well, stays lite, burn evenly and is pleasant. I find the smoke to be more than the average but the favor makes up for it. I have paid a lot more for a stick yet liked them less this the La Aurora1495 Series. I do think the Belicoso is a better smoke so I am giving the Robusto a 4 star rating.
5 out of 5
LA Aurora 1495
An amazing smoke from start to finish. A must for any humidor
4 out of 5
Good Smoke!
I would have to agree with an earlier post that they are not that great OTT. I ordered them a week before I returned from deployment to replenish my humidor. At first, they were a little harsh. After sitting in the humidor for a week and a half, they were ready. They are smooth and creamy with hints of leather and earthy tones. Quite tasty! I definitely recommend putting them straight in the humidor off the truck for at least a week.
4 out of 5
La Aurora 1495 series
Excellent stick I'm on my third box. Let them sit in the Humidor for a few weeks. They just keep getting better and better
4 out of 5
Good smoke for the money
Good smoke for the money
5 out of 5
Good anytime smoke
Consistently good performance and good flavor at the right price has made this one of my go to cigars.
5 out of 5
Worth Every Penny-A Great Smoke
These sticks are worth every penny. They burn nice and slow, draw smoothly and taste great. I will be buying these babies again for sure.
5 out of 5
Solid cigar for a fair price
These are really great cigars that tend to be inexpensive on This is a flavorful cigar that is well-constructed. Enjoy!
5 out of 5
3 out of 5
La Aurora 1495 Corona
Medium body and complexity. Outstanding construction. Great value considering these have been well aged.
5 out of 5
At last. La Aurora 1495 available again, and at a great price.
Great cigar. Have been looking for them for qutie a while. Burn well,good flavor. 90+ will be buying more.
5 out of 5
La Aurora 1495
these are the best cigars I have had in quite some time. The draw is excellent and the burn is beautiful all the way to where I couldn't grasp it any more. Great cigar!!!
5 out of 5
Aurora cigars are my favorite!!!
Aurora cigars are my favorite!!!
5 out of 5
This cigar is reliably good. Nice flavors throughout the smoke. I would continue to purchase these on a regular basis. I have made these my go to cigar.
4 out of 5
La Aurora 1495 Series Robusto
This cigar is an able everyday smoke with much to recommend it. It is well constructed and fragrant. The head is tight and remains intact when cut. After toasting the foot, a slightly sweet fragrance. Initial lighting yields strong notes of pepper on the tongue and heacy cedar on the soft palate. The binder appears to be oilier than the wrapper which means that initially, it may feel a bit dry and peppery on the lips. After the first quarter of the smoke however, the oil from the binder begins to seep through the wrapper and the mouth feel improves overall. At about a third of the smoke, the pepper subsides and the cedar mellows out to yield leather notes. The last third of the smoke can get a bit warm and the leather will subside to just a hint a cedar. The ash is thick and manageable while the smoke itself, while full, can be a bit thin. Pairs well with brown ale, coffee, single malts of the lowland, highland, and japanese variety. Recommend staying away from sweet drinks and peaty or smokey malts. If you must have wine with this cigar, stick with a good port.
4 out of 5
La Aurora 1495
Great cigar!!
3 out of 5
A little harsh
I like full bodied cigars but these were very harsh when they arrived. A few days in the humidor helped but they are still extremely strong
4 out of 5
Very Good Cigar
I purchased the corona and this is a very nice cigar. They're getting better and better as they rest in the humidor. Will definitely by more.
5 out of 5
La Aurora 1495
Ice been smoking these cigars foray least 10 years. Plenty of flavor sometimes the wrapper doesn't quite keep up with the burn of the cigar requiring some relighting. But it's still a great smoke at this price
5 out of 5
La Aurora 1495 Series Carona #4
For a small Carona size cigar the La Aurora 1945 packs a punch. It is surprisingly medium to full compared to the larger torpedo size. This cigar burns evenly and has a great draw.
1 out of 5
terrible construction
the 1st cigar was good no problems the next 7 never finished-were terrible full of sticks and chunks of who knows what, so many sticks i couldn't hardly get them to draw how dare they they rate this pos cigar as 90
5 out of 5
Worth Every Penny
What a terrific smoke! Smooth as silk, burns slow and evenly and with my generous CI discount I paid virtually nothing for these sticks. I highly recommend these smokes as they are very, very good.
Customer Testimonials
These are amazing, great tasting cigars. If these were in stock I would buy more- wow.
Aesthetically, these cigars are about as good as it gets. Beautiful look to them. I let my robustos sit in the humi from July-March before smoking them. Flavor-wise, I get distinct pepper and wood. I think that this is more of a med-full rather than a medium-bodied cigar, but that might just be me. Overall, I must confess I've been a little let down by this cigar after smoking five of them. I want to love it, but it just leaves me feeling kind of middle-of-the-road about it. I've smoked much better for much less. Alas. . .
So I received a 5'er in the "Build Your Own" mega-sampler delivered June 2013...they have been nestled all snug in my humidor...tried my first 1495 tonight after it's 6 mon nap...with a sniffer of some very limited production port wine from a small local producer...WHAT AN AMAZING STIX !! Great cigar on every front...wrapper...draw...burn...flavor profile!! Wonderful down to the nub...gotta get more of these!
I prefer the Dominican Puro, but these are really hard to beat - especially when you compare the prices.
Box worthy sticks! I love Sumatra and corojo wrappers and this binder/wrapper combo is just plain scrumptious . Construction is wonderful and the cigar is oily and pretty. I bought a box and rott I knew this cigar was a winner and reordered another box right then. Now that they have rested they are my go to stick mid day to early evening.
Complex stick with a unique taste profile that keeps you coming back for more.
Like others have already said:"a masterpiece","exquisite"-this was my first time with a 1495 after 28+years of cigar smoking!Oh well better late than never this case.Got a 10-pack of the robusto early this week,gave them a couple of days to settle in the humi and broke one out to enjoy Thanksgiving night after a great dinner and time with family,a perfect end to a special day.Worth every penny- just a perfect cigar!You want complexity?Here it is!
Fantastic cigar!Full-on great flavor! Even burn,nice white ash. This is one of the best cigars I've smoked.Just a masterpiece.
A good, full bodied cigar. Taste is steady, not over whelming. If a fuller tasting stick is your pleasure these may fit. Definitely worth a sampler try. 3 out of 5 stars fellows, sorry, and ladies.
Why so much for these?I got a bot of belicoso and was waiting to be Blown away but to my surprise it was just ok. Don't know what the big deal is about the 1495 cause I sure didn't find it. There are way better cigars on the market for far less scratch....
A dark reddish wrapper with a few noticeable veins. No soft spots and a nice cap. Hints of earth and spice over the unlit body. Upon lighting comes a dash of black pepper evident through the nose. Full of strong spices this cigar burns even and provide an easy draw with a firm ash. The spice reduces a bit and lends to a somewhat creamy core, with hints of earth and spice. It remain consistent and full flavored and has some leathery finish, that's dry and elegant. The aroma here is alluring and complex. A must try cigars for all connoisseur.
What a treat. This is a great cigar. I had been wanting to try the La Auroras for a while so I ordered the sampler (once CI dropped the price by $20 I couldn't resist). I have only gone through a few so far, but the 1495 is exquisite. It is very firm and tightly packed, so I was concerned that the draw would be tight, but it drew perfectly. Lots of creamy white smoke. This cigar has a beautifully complex wrapper with notes of butter and oak. A fantastic medium-bodied smoke.
I just recieved my CI sampler which included these 1495s.WOW!!. This is a great stick.good burn,good ash,and great draw. The flavor was consistant right to the end.The leathery wrapper was also a plus.a little pricey but worth every penny.I would recomend this cigar to anyone who likes a medium to full cigar.I will be ordering a box to add to my humidor. Thanks CI for offering the sample packs that really help us try different sticks at an afordible price. I cant wait to try the rest of the cigars in the sampler box.
The 1495 #4 is a great smoke. A very complex smoke ranging from earthy to cream to leathery. Out of the 1495 series this one to me has the most flavor and is by far the best. I give this smoke a 90..
a great cigar to show off to buddies or to just relax, La Auroras 1495 masterpiece is complex, gorgeous to look at and a real pleasure to smoke. its a pricy smoke but as soon as you feel it in your hand and snip the cap, you know where your money has gone and aint that the best feeling in the world? once again la aurora well done. 92.
I got one of these sticks (La Aurora 1495 Series) from the Big Smoke in Chicago and smoked it on 6/19/07. I had heard that this brand was a good one, but I'm pretty difficult to please. Wow, from beginning-to-end, I was impressed. Great smoke in all categories.
Another costly cigar (La Aurora 1495 Series) that offers value for money. A complex cigar that starts out about medium and gets stronger, but never harsh. The burn was absolutely even down to the nub. Excellent flavour.
All the ingrediants that go into making a fine cigar are present in the La Aurora 1495 Series. Appearance, construction, draw, burn and a flavor that in my opinion is superb! I have smoked cigars for years and enjoyed many, however this cigar is the one I have enjoyed the most and will continue to. M. Walsh
A sublime cigar! I'm normally not a fan of Corojo leaf, but this blend is superb (La Aurora 1495 Series). It's extremely complex and full of flavor, without overpowering the palate. Rich, deep, and leathery, with gentle teases of spice. Plus, the construction is top-notch with a cool and easy draw. You owe it to yourself to try this cigar.