As I write this review, a 53-foot truck is parked at loading dock #4. On this truck, Pueblo Dominicano Series II. Since I knew this truck would be here at this exact time, unloading boxes of La Aurora’s highly anticipated second installment of Pueblo Dominicano, I decided to burn through the rest of my samples over the weekend. Samples I held on to for roughly 8 months.
Before I discuss the experience, I’d like to briefly discuss the blend. Most notably, it being a Dominican Puro (each leaf of tobacco is cultivated from the DR). Puros can be considered a rarity these days, as various growing regions throughout Central America offer some awesome tobaccos. But, La Aurora knows what they’re doing, and designed a beautiful cigar combining 4-year-old wrappers with a superior mixture of Dominican long-fillers. Surprisingly complex, even after sleeping in my humidor for 8+ months, the Series II of Pueblo Dominicano tastes exactly how I remembered it: super-smooth with a mellow assortment of toasty flavors.
Instantly upon lighting I notice a generous amount of spice with each puff. Not peppery-spice though. Rather, a sweet, creamy spicy. A spice that remains throughout most of the smoke, but often becomes masked slightly behind a rich array of earthy flavors. Still medium-bodied despite the additional aging, Pueblo Dominicano Series II is a satisfying, well-made cigar. Deep, smooth and balanced flavors. Cool and even burns. Perfect draws and beautiful shapes; each cigar is beautifully crafted into a dense Belicoso (torpedo) shape that feels heavy in the hand.