Once again - don’t ask how the sausage is made - it’s dirty work here fighting for deals in the bowels of the cigar industry. But I’ve cooked up a gargantuan deal on this fine Dominican beaut. Barrel Aged is arguably La Aurora’s finest, and the deal is they’re yours for about 1/2 price. You won’t find this kind of deal anywhere.
The secret to La Aurora Barrel Aged is that all of the tobaccos, including wrappers, spend four years aging in oak barrels - barrels formerly used to age Dominican Rum. The wrapper is Dominican Corojo that has undergone several fermentation processes to produce a maduro shade. This further mellows the blend, allowing it to tame the complex mixture of Dominican and Nicaraguan long-fillers inside. La Aurora Barrel Aged is a medium-to full-bodied cigar layered with rich tobacco flavors. You’ll pick up a sweet spice upon first light and towards the nub, with a rich, chewy, and toasty bouquet in between. The burn is slow and true, completing another fine specimen from the Dominican’s oldest factory, La Aurora.
Rated 91 and voted into the Top 25 Cigars of the Year list: "A dark and attractive pyramid with an even draw that produces a heavy, thick smoke rich with woody, toasty flavors that hint of mocha and coffee bean."