Your web browser is no longer supported.
Cigars International is commited to providing you with the best web experience possible. Please upgrade to a modern web browser.

La Aurora Leoninos Corojito

La Aurora’s Leoninos blend is a Dominican beauty....but the blowout price is the real story.

La Aurora Leoninos utilize a special Dominican-grown Corojo wrapper overtop a rich blend of Dominican, Nicaraguan, and Brazilian tobaccos. Well-constructed, these Cuban sandwich-style cigarillos dish out a lively, medium to full-bodied, succulent smoke that’s loaded with spice but smooth as silk. The blend is legit. I bought them all dirt cheap on closeout, so get ‘em while the gettin’s good. While they last!

La Aurora Leoninos received a healthy '89' rating:

This golden corona has fine balance to its flavors. Vegetal notes combined with cedar, while the finish had hints of light spice. The draw and burn were perfect. Medium in body.
  Size Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Corojito (Cigarillos) (5.0"x36) BOX OF 25 In Stock $75.00 $24.99
Corojito 3-fer (Cigarillos) (5.0"x36) 75 CIGARS In Stock $225.00 $49.99
Showing 1-32 of 32 Reviews
Customer Reviews of “La Aurora Leoninos Corojito”
First off a box of smoke from La Aurora for under $20 is straight nuts....But I still didn't expect much. I got a box of (La Aurora Leoninos) robustos just before heading for visit back home for Mardi Gras. This smoke was a real trooper it stood up to everything me and my Buddies tossed at it Beer, Whisky, single malts, etc..and not to mention the great meals. Leoninos is a great utility smoke great flavor and value for
MH of Wellesley, MA
received two 5-packs of the robustos from last week's jam, the gars have been sitting at the post office for 3 days through the Labor Day weekend, fired one up today upon receipt; still yummy as evah
EI of Stow, OH
Pretty decent for an inexpensive cigar. Had to re-light a couple of times, one of my pet peeves, but the taste and draw is worthwhile.
MT of Memphis, TN
In the afternoon I had blown through a very meaty Cienfuegos Blazer which had picked me up from the four week constant rain which has plaqued Texas. Believe me, we are not used to this in June. After dinner I figured I should test the newly arrived Leoninos. As advertised, the "ruff hewn" texture was nothing to right home about. Not to mention, I have had some very average experiences with La Aurora entry level products, so I wasn't expecting much. Great light up, even burn, things are looking up. Volumous amounts of pure white smoke... Hey, what a bargain. The ash held true and burned even for over a 1/3 of the smoke. Holding an ash to me is snobby cigar talk but for the record I did bump the ash off. Bottom line, this sucker was one creamy delicious well made product. Not only will I keep it on hand for my lighter moments, but will proudly give it out to my friends who enjoy milder smokes. Well worth the bargain price that CI is asking for.
MM of dallas, TX
La Aurora Leoninos torpedo is the best, but regardless of size, let them rest for a couple months...they definitely improve with age
BK of Salisbury, NC
It broke my heart when the #4's were listed as SOLD OUT. The morning ride to work hasn't been the same. They were better than some of the "Premiums" in my humi.
SB of E. Taunton, MA
Great construction and nice burn with lots of smoke. Quite a nice smoke for the very low cost.
RH of Spokane, WA
The key to this bargain cigar (La Aurora Leoninos) is the corojo wrapper. Georgeous and tasty tasty with a fantastic aroma that caught me by surprise. The robusto lasts me nearly an hour and I don't exactly let my cigars smolder in the ashtray. CI, you guys keep bringing the heat with bargains like this! Just... Wow!
DH of Austin, TX
I just smoked my first Leoninos cigar today. I think it was the Robusto size. It came in a sampler grab bag of cigars I got from CI. Man, what a treat! It really took me by surprise at the flavor, draw and burn. For the price, this cigar is a great deal. I will be looking to purchase a box of these very soon.
DM of Tarpon Springs, FL
Just received a box of Churchills. Best 2 dollar cigar I have smoked in a long while. If you like Dominicans, you will love this cigar!
TM of Black Mountain, NC
An aficionado would say the wrapper was a bit too veiny, but while this is not a $12 cigar, it certainly smokes like one- for about a quarter of the cost! The burn was relatively even, leaving solid ash up to a few inches in. I did have to puff on it every 20 seconds or so to keep it from going out. Perhaps another week in the humidor would have been a good idea. That said, this is a cigar you can smoke anytime or give out to your buddies and not feel guilty about it. Bottom line, if you're looking for a smooth weekday-to-weekend 'gar, this is the one. You're getting brand name (La Aurora) quality at bargain basement prices.
FS of Orlando, FL
Tried the coronitos since they were on special and couldn't be more pleased with the value for the money. Perfect to take to work or whenever you don't have an hour to smoke. These little things are worth more than they're charging. Cons: Not overly pretty; Not very "complex"; sometimes underpacked. Pros: Cheap!; even burn and perfect draw; more smoke than expected for such a small cigar; more robust flavor than a cigarillo.
MW of College Station, TX
These are a fantastic deal! They look good, smell great, burn evenly, and are very satisfying. Thanks CI for another insane deal!!!
WH of LOVELAND, CO
I love these little buggers! Normally smoke a big cigar (6 or 7 X 50) but when you're out and about and need to run outside for a short smoke, these are great. Great price, good taste, burn and draw. Definitely a keeper for what I use them for!
AM of PHILADELPHIA, PA
Just get them. They are impressive, look great, taste great, and last almost an hour if you take it easy. Can't go wrong with anything from La Aurora.
CV of Atlanta, GA
Caught a box of these on a special. Solid construction & burn. Just an okay smoke for me even at such a great price. Not my favorite flavor profile. I'll let them rest for a while longer to see if they improve.
CM of DANVILLE, VA
I have to revisit my earlier review of this little cigar. A couple weeks rest really smoothes these gems out! They were a bit bitter and harsh right off the truck, as stated not my favorite flavor profile, but they sure grew on me after a bit, just ordered 4 more boxes. Great value and quick smoke.
CM of DANVILLE, VA
Got a 3 pack last week and put in humidor with CI humidity jar with blue jar and waited a few days.... all kinds of loose tobacco in mouth after every drag....
GR of MYRTLE BEACH, SC, SC
The cigarillos are great. They are very smooth with a hint of sweetness. They last for a good 20-30min, although I've had them last for 45 at times. Just bought another 9 boxes :)
LM of surrey, BC
I am new to cigars, but this one I really liked. I even started my cigar judgement based on Leoninos. I wish they were also bigger in size.
AS of Berlin, NJ
Got the cigarillos today in my order. Just had to give them a try. I was tickled pink to say the very least. I have to say that I am glad I went with the three fer. These spicy little guys are excellent. If they are still around when I order again yu can bet your socks I will grab another three fer,
AS of Humbird, WI
These Corojitos aren't world-class cigars. They are rather inconsistent in appearance, ranging from presentable to homely to downright ugly on occasion. They are short filler, and if you're used to super premium cigars all day every day they aren't likely to satisfy you. If you are not used to short filler or small-format cigars, you're likely to get them burning hot. Now, coronas and petite coronas (and these coronas are quite petite indeed) actually happen to be one of my favorite shapes, so I'm fine with it, and frankly I'm not too picky about long vs. short filler, and at this narrow you wouldn't really get a big benefit from using long fillers anyway, in my opinion. These are not complex, and they're not flavor bombs. Also, right out of the package I didn't think they tasted all that great. Suitable to smoke, but not very good. More like drinking Bud Light than Chimay, to draw an analogy. That said, the price is right, and for less than the cost of a White Owl or Phillies blunt from the gas station, you get something that actually tastes like a cigar. I bought the three-for-one deal and got 75 cigars. That was somewhere around a year ago, and I still have a good handful left. They haven't changed dramatically, but they are better now, with a few rough edges having disappeared and even a little bloom. They still aren't fantastic, but they are extremely serviceable. If you don't mind small cigars and you don't expect an Opus X for well under a dollar, you might be pleasantly surprised. Overall, though, I have to say I prefer the Principes, even if they use a homogenized binder.
CM of BLOOMINGTON, IN
Great short smokes, you don't feel guilty about giving some out to your friends. They last about 45 minutes a piece and if you smoke quick possibly 30 minutes. Lots of smoke produced, not the prettiest but very tasty. As a small cigar this is a great buy and a great smoke.
GW of Roseville, CA
Having ordered the Leoninos in 100 blocks several times, I eventually found them to be not to my taste. As noted the construction and price are great.
MK of Waianae, HI
Non smokers would walk by and say "I am not a smoker but those smell wonderful" These were my go to for quickies. Excellent smoke. Please bring back MORE!!
JB of MAZEPPA, MN
These little beauties bring back memories from past smoking events. the taste is still consistant with the La Aurora brand.
PS of Concord, CA
Not bad for a high-quantity, cheap cigar. Though not the highest quality, still a great deal.
DB of Weatherford, OK
Awesome little cigars. Surprisingly smoothe and full flavored for such a little cigar. It really packs a wallop and is completely satisfying. I use these as tweeners when I don't have a lot of time to smoke a full size cigar. I luv em, pure excellence!!!
JA of Vancouver, WA
This is a perfect smoke for when you don't have a lot of time. Big smoke in a small stick for a great price.
LS of BUFFALO, NY
I like these little smokes! Well built, burn evenly and very smooth. Since I do my cigar smoking outdoors, they're perfect this time of year when the threat of frostbite limits your smoke time.
BS of Seven Hills, OH
Good little cigar. Very good quality. Greatt buy!
RL of Seale, AL
Great little smoke. I took a chance on these for my commute from work, was very surprised with them. Most cigarellos I've had were really lacking but these have great flavor & can usually get me about half way home before I'm putting it out. Great for commutes or a quick smoke while you're grilling up something tasty for dinner. If you haven't given them a try yet, go for it, they're definitely worth it, I usually get the 3-fer & keep them on hand in their own humidor so I'm always ready with them.
JK of CAPE CORAL, FL

Leoninos by La Aurora

Posted by Gonz

Ahhh summertime, 90 degree days with 99.9% humidity making the real-feel temperature something like 120 so the sweat instantly pours off your back.  The best part though, at about 9pm every night when the temp drops to about 75, I retire to my front porch with Dad's homemade wine, a ton of reading material I'm endlessly trying to catch up on, and 2 stogies.  Yup, summer nights are perfect 2-cigar nights.  

For some reason, when I light up late in the day, my mind wanders and I remember the craziest things that seem to stick with the cigar I'm smoking.  Last night, I brought out 2 Leoninos by La Aurora - corojo-wrapped beauties - and just as I lit up the second one, I remembered this ridiculous commercial from about 15 years ago.  This 7' tall Texan in a big 24 gallon hat looks down into the camera and with a deep southern drawl he says "Honey, you look hotter than a new set of snow tires!"  I started chuckling so loud that my wife came out thinking someone else came over.  I can't remember what it was for (I just Googled it, but the only thing that came up was some Porno Junkie website) so if anyone knows, please drop me an email to gonz@cigarsinternational.com, it's driving me crazy.

Anyway, why that commercial?  It's describes the Leoninos perfectly, trust me.  I really like this cigar, it's one of the meatiest, spiciest, hot potatoes (yet not overpowering) I've every had.  The dark, smooth corojo wrapper envelops this cigar beautifully.  Even the initial pre-light flavor is a tad spicy, a hint of finer things to come.  The first few puffs provides a hot pepper kick which mellows slightly...but not much.  After smoking a few dozen of these, I'm finding that the filler must be the key.  The wrapper is nice, but there's additional Corojo filler inside that explodes out of it as you burn it.  Even nicer is the draw which is perfect and easy allowing the flavorful smoke to surround you.  The burn is perfect, the ash flakes off just before 2 inches, and the finish is tremendous, lingering at the front of your mouth for several minutes.  Beautiful and satisfying, the perfect meal-replacement cigar.

Listen, if you're in the mood for spicy, but don't necessarily want to get blown off the rocker with a Camacho Corojo or Joya de Nicaragua Antano, pick up a box of Leoninos....and tell our operators that Gonz sent ya (and if you happen to get one of the fine young ladies that anchor our customer service team, they won't be offended if you say "honey, you're finer than a new set of snow tires.")

Light'em up,

- Gonz
 

**** UPDATE JUNE 25, 2007 from TSgt KW of Shaw Air Force Base ****

Hi Gonz, I just read your review on Leoninos by La Aurora. I remember that commercial -- “Honey, you look finer than a new set of snow tires.” 

It was an HBO commercial – “Are Saturday nights getting you down?” If I’m not mistaken, they were targeting women to stay home on Saturday nights and watch chick-flicks instead of going to bars.

Thanks KW, that was tearing me up.  And thanks for your service to this great country.   God Bless America. - Gonz.