The ultimate Aurora - Puro Vintage.
This enchanting cigar will have you at hello. First, the shape. La Aurora Puro Vintage is an exceedingly rare cigar (only 12,000 cigars were created), crafted into a beautiful Salamone shape. A vitola only the highest level rollers can accomplish. Next, the wrapper, an oily, leathery Ecuadorian leaf boasting a lovely reddish hue. This exquisite wrapper hugs a bold mixture of Cuban-seed Dominican long-fillers secured by a Dominican binder. Best of all, every leaf - from filler to wrapper - was cultivated in the same year - 2003 and 2004 depending on the size - and enjoyed a cedar-aging process of 5 years prior to rolling. This produces an intense variety of chewy, leathery flavors. A touch of spice and cedar complement the medium-bodied core, which is buttery smooth from start to finish.
It ain't cheap....but the best rarely is.
La Aurora Puro Vintage just received a well-deserved '92' rating, noting:
"A large, beautifully made diadema whose draw saturates the palate with rich smoke full of coffee bean flavors and lush, meaty fruits. This will undoubtedly age well."