Before I get into the gory details about how this beaut smokes, I’ll give you some background info on the brand. First, it’s made by the La Aurora family, owners of the Dominican Republic’s oldest, and longest running factory. The tobaccos used are top-notch – a premium 6 country blend of the finest tobaccos. In fact, some of these tobaccos are used to create the prestigious La Aurora Preferidos. But the real treat is the wrapper. It’s simply stunning. A thick, coarse, durable Ecuadorian sun-grown leaf that’s been aged for 5+ years and seems to glow red with oils oozing out of every square centimeter.
And now, as promised, the details. In a nutshell, delicious. Simply and utterly delicious. Every sample, from start to finish. Right from the get-go, it opens with a bang. The robust, peppery start instantly grabs my attention. The flavor is pronounced and unique, and the aftertaste lingers enough to keep me from wanting to use my ashtray at all. But, I spent $20 on the damn thing, so I feel obligated. The opening strength settles a bit after a few minutes, giving way to a relaxing, smooth flavor filled with chewy hints of leather. The thick white clouds of smoke are plentiful, and seem to hover around my desk. It’s rare that I don’t find the box of matches at my desk useful, but this cigar doesn’t even give hints of burning uneven or going out. The flavor remains creamy right up to the nub, where it ends with a grand finale of complex, exciting flavors that leave me more than satisfied. It’s like 3 cigars in one: strong, peppery start – creamy, leathery center – intoxicating, toasty finish. All perfectly balanced, with a gradual transition between them.
I can’t wait for Pueblo Dominicano to arrive. If you’re looking for a genuine smoking experience, I highly recommend this one.