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.
Robusto size measures 5" x 50.
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."